Eat on the River at the Mayor’s Derby Brunch May 1
Take a horse-drawn carriage ride around an historic riverfront property at the Mayor’s Derby Brunch. The Kentucky Derby is an historic Louisville event, so why not have an historic celebration?
Welcome to the Mayor’s Derby Brunch
Brunch will include traditional Kentucky foods, of course, and a tour of the beautiful Farnsley-Moremen property. Live riverboat jazz will provide entertainment and there will be horse-drawn carriages providing rides for all. Brunch brings at 11 am, and that gives you the day to enjoy this lesser-known historic Louisville property.
You’ll get a look at the newly-renovated family chapel during the tour, along with the rest of the property. The centerpiece of the 300-acre historic property is the main house itself. It was known as Riverside, and when you see the breathtaking view you'll know why. While you're here, learn a little bit more about the archaeology work being done at the site. There's a lot of amazing stuff to see on this 19th-century farm, and the Mayor's brunch is a great excuse to go see it. Tickets cost $65 per person, or $500 for a table of 8. That includes the brunch, the tour and all the fun events of the day.
The Farnsley-Moremen Landing isn't downtown, the neighborhood lots of people think of when they think of the riverfront. You'll find this pretty piece of property in Valley Station, miles south of the downtown area. In fact, historically this community is where downtown residents came during summer months to cool off. You'll enjoy seeing the shady streets here, too.
South Along the River in Valley Station
Many people in Valley Station are familiar with its river location thanks to the Riverfront Park. Go on the walking path here to walk around the Valley Station neighborhood, or take the kids to the play area. Maybe you want to drive your boat to the water and bounce along the waves of the Ohio.
Or maybe you'd rather do something indoors, which is fine, too. Valley Station has lots of places to shop, grab a bite to eat and find entertainment. There are several gyms and parks in Valley Station for people who want to get active. But many people come here to live, not just to visit. Valley Station is filled with pretty contemporary family homes. You'll find them all along the shady streets. There are neighborhoods with well-established history here if you're looking for a home that's renovated, or one you can renovate yourself. But there are new neighborhoods in this community, too, full of modern architecture and gadget-friendly features.
Go take a look around Valley Station this May, and get a look at this other community on the river.
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