The Kentucky Derby Festival is an annual festival held in Louisville, Kentucky during the weeks preceding the first Saturday in May. The festival, Kentucky's largest single annual event includes:
Thunder Over Louisville, the largest annual fireworks display in North America;
the Great Balloon Race;
The Great Steamboat Race, featuring the Belle of Louisville;
the Pegasus Parade, one of the largest parades in the United States; and
the Derby Marathon and mini-Marathon.
Tour de Lou bike race