U.S. Bank Great BalloonFest
Bowman Air Field and Kroger’s Fest-A-Ville on the Waterfront
Louisville, KY United States
Last weekend in April
Number of balloons: 30
Year began: 1973
Recognized by Louisville Magazine as Louisville’s “Best Event,” the annual U.S. Bank Kentucky Derby Festival Great Balloon Race comes together with the annual U.S. Bank Kentucky Derby Festival Great Balloon Glow and other events to create the U.S. Bank Great BalloonFest.
Taking place the weekend before the Kentucky Derby, these five events in one attract tens of thousands of spectators to the Kentucky Exposition Center and other locations throughout Greater Louisville.