Interview: The Pegasus Parade, the oldest KDF event

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by Amy Stallings and kdf.org

WHAS11.com

Posted on April 30, 2013 at 1:12 PM

Updated Tuesday, Apr 30 at 1:21 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- The 2013 Pegasus Parade will march down Broadway Thurs., May 2, beginning at 5 p.m.

This family-friendly event showcases some of the nation’s finest marching bands, equestrian units, inflatable characters and colorful floats designed and decorated to reflect the 2013 theme, “Now, That’s Entertainment!”

Click here for ticket information.


The parade will head on Broadway for 17 blocks and lasts approximately two hours - more than 90 percent of the parade route offers free public viewing.

Click here for a list of street closures.

Each year the Pegasus Parade features a variety of celebrities, including Grand Marshals such as Muhammad Ali, John Wayne, Loretta Lynn, William Shatner, Bill Monroe, Diane Sawyer, Colonel Harland Sanders, Rick Pitino, John Calipari and Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf. This year's Grand Marshal is the NCAA National Championship Louisville Cardinals men's basketball team.

Originating in 1956 on a budget of only $640, the Republic Bank Pegasus Parade is the Kentucky Derby Festival’s oldest event. Today, the Pegasus Parade is one of the largest in the country, contributing an estimated impact of more than $22 million to the local economy.

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