LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Get a sneak peek of each Float & Inflatable during the 2016 Republic Bank Pegasus Parade Preview Party on Tuesday, May 3, from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM. The 2016 event will be held at the Kentucky Exposition Center in South Wing C. The venue will explode with larger-than-life animation. Bring your family for an evening of fun with the people who make the parade truly spectacular. Each Float & Inflatable is displayed in all its splendor, complete with dancing costumed characters.

Giant Inflatable Character Units along with Equestrian Units will join the Floats on display for an "inside" view of a parade. Your children can get an autograph or photo of the Derby Festival Queen and Royal Court while they stroll through this indoor "carnival of fun."

Even if you have tickets to Thursday's parade, this event offers a close-up view of fantastically detailed Floats and a taste of the entire Parade, giant character balloons, horses, clowns and more! With music and magic close enough to touch; the Republic Bank Pegasus Parade Preview Party is a favorite for kids of all ages. Entry is a Pegasus Pin admission.

Republic Bank Pegasus® Parade Preview Party

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Admission Free with Pegasus Pin

$8 KEC Parking Fee

The 2016 Parade will feature 15 equestrian units, 11 floats, 30 specialty units, 11 marching bands and 8 inflatable character balloons.


Belle of Louisville

CenterStage/J Arts & Ideas at the JCC

City of St. Matthews

Grand Lodge of Kentucky

Hwang's Martial Arts

Kentuckiana Pride Festival

Kosair Shriners/Kosair Charities

Metro Parks & Recreation

Norton Healthcare

Second Chance @ Life

The Fillies, Inc.

Inflatable Balloon Characters:

AAA East Central "Otto the Auto"

Horseshoe Southern Indiana "Horseshoe"

LG&E "Louie the Lightning Bug"

Republic Bank "Peggy Bank"

RiverLink "Giant Sun"

StageOne Family Theatre "Dragon"

Zaxby's "Coca-Cola Bear"

ZirMed, Inc. "Scooby-Doo"

Fans can also vote on their favorite parade inflatable and float online at www.KDF.org/PeoplesChoice. The winner will be announced in the parade on Thursday. Ticket prices are $10 for bleacher seats and $12 for chair seating. To purchase, call the Derby Festival Hotline at (502) 584-FEST.

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