Photos: Behind the scenes - Pegasus Parade Preview

Photos: Behind the scenes - Pegasus Parade Preview

Photos: Behind the scenes - Pegasus Parade Preview

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Posted on May 1, 2012 at 4:32 PM

Updated Wednesday, May 2 at 5:47 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- The Parade Preview Party is your chance to get a sneak peek at some of the floats that will be headed down Broadway during the Pegasus Parade on Thursday.

The 2012 Republic Bank Pegasus Parade Preview party is May 1 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Kentucky Exposition Center, South Wing C.  Admission is free with a 2012 Pegasus Pin.  Parking is $8.

WHAS11's Brooke Katz gives you an inside look at the floats, inflatables and more at the Kentucky Expo Center.  Click on the video player to view.

The Pegasus 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.

Hats Horses and more! Get the latest news and photos in the Kentucky Derby section of WHAS11.com

 

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