balloon to appear May 4 at Kentucky Derby Festival
Kermit the Frog helium balloon will be appearing in the Kentucky
Derby Festival "Pegasus Parade" in Louisville, Kentucky.
Parade time is 5:00 PM on Thursday, May 4, 2006.
Pegasus Parade is a major part of the month-long festival which
leads up to the famous Kentucky Derby horse race. The 2006 parade
theme is "Once Upon A Toy" and will feature 10 balloons,
13 marching bands and dozens of other floats and equestrian units.
This is the parade's 51st year and average attendance along the
parade route is 250,000. Live television coverage is provided in
the Louisville area by WAVE 3 TV.
Kermit balloon is provided by Dynamic Displays (www.fabulousinflatables.com)
which holds licensing rights to Kermit and several other Henson
characters. The balloon is similar in size and appearance to the
balloon which has appeared in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade,
although a Dynamic Displays spokesperson said this is not the same
can view photos of Dynamic Displays' many other balloons including
Miss Piggy, Animal and Bear on this
page (although those are not scheduled to appear in the Pegasus
more details about the Kentucky Derby Festival Pegasus Parade details,
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