Monday, April 2, 2018

ALL THINGS DERBY!


large derby hat with red rose in center and blue feathers on top worn by women with long blond hair and torqouis earrings and necklaceTHIS TIME OF THE YEAR ALL THINGS LEAD TO DERBY

Two weeks and more of events full of unique experiences make the Kentucky Derby Festival one of the top festivals in the country. Each year over 1.5 million people attend one of the 70 plus events.
And the food fenders offer mouth watering cuisine  at each event.





My favorites include the Thunder Over Louisville Fireworks, The Great Steamboat Race, and Dawn at the Downs. 






night time view of the farris wheel on the great lawn with colorful lights all around the parking lot and the wheel and the river in the background the the bridge next to it lit up too

New this year is the SkyStar Observation Wheel.  It just arrived this week and set up on the Great Lawn at Waterfront Park.  The 137 foot tall Ferris Wheel has 36 gondolas that hole 6 people each. At night it lights the sky with a spectacular display of over 1 million Led lights.
This is the first stop for the huge Ferris Wheel and it will stay for a month and then visit other cities in the country.