Interview: 2012 Pegasus Parade Preview Party

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by WHAS11 editors

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Posted on April 30, 2012 at 1:17 PM

Updated Monday, Apr 30 at 1:22 PM

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(kdf.org) -- The 2012 Republic Bank Pegasus Parade Preview party is May 1 at the Kentucky Exposition Center, South Wing C.

Group tours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., the public event is from 5 to 9 p.m.  To schedule a private group tour call 584-6383, x823 or email ann.kraemer@insightbb.com.

Admission is free with a 2012 Pegasus Pin, parking is $8.

The parade is May 3 at 5 p.m. The parade route runs West on Broadway from Campbell to 9th.

Click here for street closures.

The parade, first held in 1956, is the Derby Festival's oldest and founding event.  It began on a budget of $640 and now provides an impact in excess of $22 million to the local economy.

In 2012, the 57th parade marches down Broadway on Thursday, May 3rd and promises to be a spectacle of colorful floats, marching bands, giant inflatables, equestrians and celebrities parading down Broadway in downtown Louisville. (Registration to participate in  the 2012 Republic Bank

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