Presented by Republic bank Pegasus ® Parade Preview Party Tuesday April 30, 5 – 9 p.m. Get a sneak peek of each parade float and inflatable in all its splendor — including the Louisville Zoo's 50th Anniversary parade float! Located at the Kentucky Exposition Center in South Wing C. Republic bank Pegasus ® Parade Thursday, May 2, 5 p.m. Showcasing some of the nation’s finest marching bands, equestrian units, inflatable characters, and colorful floats — including the Zoo's float with a giant cake and some of your favorite animals! Zoo celebration with Louisville Bats Friday, May 10, 7 p.m. We’re celebrating at Slugger Field. Don't miss some wild fun and enjoy the game. Special Zoo activities include a mascot dance off, lucky seat drawing, Zoo T-shirt toss, first pitch by our new mascot, fireworks, Friends & Family ticket offer and more. 50FEST! A community celebration Saturday & Sunday, May 18 – 19 Come celebrate with us! Meet our new animal mascots including a new rhino and giraffe, plus grab photos with guest characters: elephant, lion, eagle and more! Capture and share fun memories while you play games, enjoy party entertainment and see our animals join the festivities with special enrichment treats. View some of the wildest birthday cakes you’ve ever seen and help us vote for the best design. Plus, enjoy anniversary treats (while supplies last). If you would like to contribute as a sponsor please contact Terri.Lenahan-Downs@Louisvilleky.gov. Additional support by Teddy Grahams. More Anniversary Fun Get your swag special flavor A very special Dippin’ Dots flavor is coming to the Louisville Zoo: Zoo Birthday Bash (birthday cake flavored) is here for the anniversary season. Commemorative poster Pick up a special keepsake poster created by artist Jeremy Reiss. Available at the Zoo’s Main Gift Shop (while supplies last). 4 • Louisville Zoo Trunkline • Spring 2019 Show your Louisville Zoo pride with 50th Anniversary collectables: mugs, cups, shirts, coloring books and more at the Zoo's gift shops.