Tuesday, May 1, 2012

USA - Kentucky - Balloon Race at Kentucky Derby Festival

Balloon Race, Kentucky Derby Festival, Louisville.

Sent by JoBeth, a postcrosser from Kentucky, USA.

This is from Wikipedia :  The Kentucky Derby Festival is an annual festival held in Louisville, Kentucky during the two weeks preceding the first Saturday in May, the day of the Kentucky Derby. The festival, Kentucky's largest single annual event, first ran from 1935–1937, and re-started in 1956 and includes:

*  Thunder Over Louisville, the largest annual fireworks display in North America;
*  the Great Balloon Race;
*  The Great Steamboat Race, featuring the Belle of Louisville;
*  the Pegasus Parade, one of the largest parades in the United States; and
*  the Derby Marathon and mini-Marathon.

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