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This weekend's Kentucky Derby Festival events

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There is always a lot going on in the city of Louisville, but that is especially true during Derby season. There are several events that are family friendly around town. Check out what is going on this weekend, which is highlighted by Saturday’s Marathon and Mini-Marathon.

Friday, April 27

Great Balloon Rush-Hour Race. Bowman Field, public entrance off Pee Wee Reese Road, 7 a.m.

Kroger’s Fest-a-Ville on the Waterfront and Kentucky Derby Festival Chow Wagon. Waterfront, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. The Miller Lite Music Stage will feature live concerts with local and regional entertainment and a wide variety of musical genres including jazz, R&B, country, rock and blues.

Neigh-Maste on the Waterfront. Kroger’s Fest-a-Ville on the Waterfront, Great Lawn, noon-1 p.m. Relax and recharge at this yoga event at the Waterfront. All-level yoga class for all ages and fitness levels. Certified instructors from 502 Power Yoga, Buti Yoga and Soul Cleanse Yoga will lead the class on the Great Lawn inside of Kroger’s Fest-a-Ville. Admission is free with a 2018 Pegasus Pin. Food, drinks and pets are not allowed.

U.S. Bank Kentucky Derby Festival Great BalloonFest: Great Balloon Glow. At the Kentucky Exposition Center. Gates open at 6:00 pm. Glow begins at 9:00 pm. Admission is free with a 2018 Pegasus Pin. 502-584-3378 or $8 to park at KFEC

Ohio Valley Wrestling Run for the Ropes. Kroger’s Fest-a-Ville on the Waterfront, Great Lawn, 6-7:30 p.m. Special meet-and-greet with Ohio Valley Wrestling stars (5 p.m.), followed...