Kentucky Derby Festival has Returned in 2022

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“The Kentucky Derby Festival’s mission has always been to bring our community together in celebration,” Matt Gibson, Kentucky Derby Festival President & CEO, said in a news release. “We look forward to returning to in-person events and are thrilled to add the new Block Party to our line-up. This event will showcase even more of what our great city has to offer. We hope everyone will join us as we create a new Derby Festival tradition.”

Over a dozen non-profit organizations who have been making a positive impact in the west Louisville community will be at Block Party as part of a non-profit fair to showcase their services. A complete list of participants will be posted on KDF.org.

“There are so many non-profits in this community doing amazing work and making a difference that don’t get the spotlight, and we are thrilled for our community to see them at the inaugural Block Party. This event will be a chance to connect and learn about the work of these great organizations,” Stachelle Bussey, founder and executive director of The Hope Buss, said in the news release. The Hope Buss is a non-profit organization focused on empowering families and individuals to reimagine the Louisville community by working alongside them to build HOPE-based infrastructure and sustainable resources.

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