Application deadline Jan. 31, 2017
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Oct. 28, 2016) — Registration is open to participate in the Kentucky Derby Festival’s Republic Bank Pegasus Parade, scheduled for May 4, 2017. Openings are for: Equestrian, Specialty Unit, Marching Band, Inflatable and Float. The application deadline is Jan. 31, 2017.
The Pegasus Parade—the Derby Festival’s founding event—is one of nearly 70 events produced by the Kentucky Derby Festival in the spring and provides an estimated economic impact of more than $22 million.
The Derby Festival is an independent community organization supported by 4,000 volunteers, 400 businesses and civic groups, Pegasus Pin sponsorships and event participation. It entertains more than 1.5 million people annually. This involvement has made the Festival the largest single attended event in Kentucky and one of the leading community celebrations in the world.