Cards basketball draws large crowd to KDF Pegasus Parade
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) — The 58th annual Pegasus Parade, the Kentucky Derby Festival’s oldest event, marched down Broadway this evening in near perfect weather conditions. The parade attracted a crowd estimated at 270,000 to downtown streets.
The University of Louisville Marching Band performed to kick off this year’s parade, with the University of Louisville men’s and women’s basketball teams serving as Grand Marshals.
Supporters of Norton Healthcare were cheering down the parade route as their float took home the Addison McGhee Sweepstakes Award for best overall float.
CenterStage at the Jewish Community Center won the Board Chair’s Award; Louisville International Film Festival won the President’s Award; Second Chance@Life won the Grand Marshal’s Award; Kosair Charities/Kosair Shriners won the Queen’s Award and Chabad of Kentucky won the Chairman’s Award. Grand Lodge of Kentucky, Hwang’s Martial Arts, Kentuckiana Pride Festival and UAW Local 862 / Ford Louisville Assembly Plant received Honorable Mention Awards.