The Kentucky Derby Festival 2010

From what was once regarded as the most exciting two minutes in sport, the Kentucky Derby has grown out of all proportion and is now the feature of a two week long, fun filled festival that will attract over 1.5 million people into Churchill Downs.

The festival starts with one of the greatest firework displays ever staged, known as 'Thunder over Lousiville' and then over the two ensuing weeks, there is entertainment provided for eveyone.

There is ongoing sporting competitions, such as soccer, golf, basketball, baseball and volleyball. Whilst those who prefer music can take advantage of the almost non-stop concerts. There is also plenty on offer for the kids too.

This year there will be a full and half marathon, a balloon race there will even be a great steamboat race. There is a total of 70 special events lined up for 2009. It is without doubt one of the great spectacles anywhere in the world and all to a backdrop of some of the best horse racing available in America.