Great Balloon Glow
Open Date:

Fri, Apr 28, 2017

Close Date:

Fri, Apr 28, 2017

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The kick off event to the Great Balloon Race. Balloon pilots fire up the balloons but do not fly anywhere. The spectacular lighted affect is truly remarkable and is the reason that this is such a highly anticipated and appreciated part of the Kentucky Derby Festival. The U.S. Bank Derby Festival Great Balloon Glow is a companion event to the race, the balloons inflate in their launch position on the field, but do not ascend. As the pilots fire their burners, watch as the balloons glow against the blackness of the night sky, synchronized to a special musical score. You are invited to walk around the field and talk to the pilots as they have more time to show off their balloons than on race morning.


937 Phillips Lane

Louisville, KY

Additional Features:
Commercial Vendors, Designated Parking, Food, Handicapped Access, Music, Public Transportation
Gates Open 6pm, Glow begins at c9pm
Free with Pegasus Pin, Parking fee
Phone Number:
(502) 584-6383
Alt. Phone Number:
(800) 928-3378
Fax Number:
(502) 589-4674
This info may change due to circumstances,
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