On Saturday, April 13, more than 100,000 people will head to areas along the Ohio River to celebrate the official kickoff to the Kentucky Derby.
Festivities at Waterfront Park begin at 11 a.m. with Ford’s Thunder on the Ground.
Tickets are still available for the Kentucky Derby Festival’s Rooftop VIP Party.
The event will wrap up with a Zambelli fireworks display.
You can watch all the fun on WAVE 3 News, with complete coverage starting at 2:30 p.m.
The following acts will be performing this year:
- A-10 – 163FS Indiana Air National Guard
- Acemaker T-33
- AH-1/UH-1 – HMLA 773 Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron
- B-52 – 2nd Bomb Wing Barksdale AFB
- Billy Werth – Pitts
- C-17 – 445AW Wright Patterson AFB
- C-17 – Martinsburg WV
- CH-53 – HM-14 Norfolk Naval Station, VA
- C-130J – 39AS Dyess AFB, TX
- CT-142 – 402 Squadron Winnipeg
- C-130 – 123rd Airlift Wing Louisville KY
- CF-18 – 401 Tactical Fighter Squadron Cold Lake
- CT-155 – 419 Squadron Cold Lake
- F/A-18 – VFA-106 Super Hornet Tac Demo
- F-15C – 159th Fighter Wing Louisiana ANG
- F-16 – 482FW Homestead FL
- F-16 – 180th FW Toledo ANG
- HC-130 – Patrick AFB, FL
- KC-135 – 161st Air Refueling Wing Phoenix, AZ
- KC Flight – RV-4 Color Smoke trails
- Lee Leet – Super Tucano
- Matt Younkin – Twin Beach
- MH-60R – HSM-40 Mayport FL
- Navy Legacy
- Swamp Fox P-51 Mustang
- T-6 – 71st Flying Training Wing Vance AFB
- T-38 – 80th Flying Training Wing (Euro- NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training Program) Sheppard AFB, TX
- Trojan Thunder -T-28
- USAPT Golden Knights (U.S. Army Golden Knights)
- UPS -747-8