Zoeller Pump Company Pegasus Parade
The 2023 Zoeller Pump Company Pegasus Parade returns to Broadway in Downtown Louisville on Sunday, April 30. This family-friendly annual event showcases some of the nation’s finest marching bands and equestrian units, along with inflatable characters and colorful floats.
The 2023 parade theme is “Celebrating Derby Traditions” to showcase all that makes Derby Festival and Derby time a memorable time of year — everything from Derby Festival events, fashions and fascinators to family traditions, horse racing and springtime.
The parade marches west on Broadway for 17 blocks and lasts approximately two hours.
Originating in 1956 on a budget of only $640, the Pegasus Parade is the Kentucky Derby Festival’s oldest event. Today, the Pegasus Parade is one of the largest in the country, contributing an estimated impact of more than $22 million to the local economy.