Learn How to Make a Mint Julep September 21
The mint julep is the official drink of the Kentucky Derby and in a way, it’s the unofficial cocktail of the state. It’s made with bourbon, the beverage that’s made in Kentucky. And this September, you can learn how to make a mint ...
Posted by Joe Hayden on September 18, 2022 in Louisville Events
Watch the Horses Run at Arlington Million Day August 13
Enjoy a special event at Churchill Downs this August and go watch the horses run during Arlington Million Day. The day will be filled with turf races and it will be marked by the thrill of pounding hooves. Whether you bet on the races or just watch, ...
Posted by Joe Hayden on August 12, 2022 in Louisville Events
Take a Taste Adventure from Bourbon Country to Bourbon Street March 1
This March, celebrate a tradition of good eating and good drinking with tastes from Louisiana and from Louisville. At this dinner event, you will taste your way from Bourbon Country to Bourbon Street at the Kentucky Derby Museum.
Bourbon for ...
Posted by Joe Hayden on March 1, 2022 in Louisville Events
See the Gallop to Glory this January
Kentucky is known around the world for fried chicken and for bourbon. But Louisville is famously known as the home to the most exciting two minutes in sports. Kings and Queens come to the city, along with A list celebrities and a bunch of regular ...
Posted by Joe Hayden on January 11, 2022 in Louisville Events
Go Shopping at the Holiday Open House December 2
This December, there’s just one place where you can celebrate Louisville history, shop and enjoy the festivities of the holiday season, the Kentucky Derby Museum Store. Do your shopping next to the historic Churchill Downs.
Posted by Joe Hayden on December 2, 2021 in Louisville Events
Spend Thanksgiving at the Track November 25
You could sit down to a big dinner at a home or restaurant this November. But haven't you done that plenty of times before? This November, do something a little different. Spend Thanksgiving at the track and spend some time watching the horses race ...
Posted by Joe Hayden on November 22, 2021 in Louisville Events
Enjoy the Races at Churchill This September
Churchill Downs is the most famous horse racing track in the world thanks to the Kentucky Derby. But Churchill Downs isn’t only open in May. In fact, there’s a whole racing season, and this one isn’t over yet! Head to the Downs to ...
Posted by Joe Hayden on September 25, 2021 in Louisville Events
Win with a Summer Superfecta July 21
Churchill Downs isn't just open in May. The historic track is open for an entire racing season and it's open this July for the Summer Superfecta. Tour this historic place, taste some of the food that has helped make the Derby famous and have a great ...
Posted by Joe Hayden on July 17, 2021 in Louisville Events
Have Dinner for a Good Cause June 25
Have drinks and dinner at Barrels for a Cause at the Kentucky Derby Museum this June. You'll get a tour of Churchill Downs, the world's most famous racetrack. There's also a silent auction. This is a swanky, classy evening out and the best part? ...
Posted by Joe Hayden on June 22, 2021 in Louisville Events
Celebrate Mother's Day at the Track May 9
Mother's Day at Churchill Downs is a celebration of women and all mom-type people. The horses will be running so you know the action will be thrilling. And of course, the betting windows will be open! This is an event that any mother could love....
Posted by Joe Hayden on May 7, 2021 in Louisville Events
See Dawn at the Downs April 25
This year, Churchill Downs won't be packed with spectators wearing their best hats for Oaks Day and Derby Day. Many people won't be able to attend Churchill Downs in person this year. However, you can still get a look at the beautiful thoroughbreds ...
Posted by Joe Hayden on April 24, 2021 in Louisville Events
Look at Derby Hats April 8
Derby season is going to happen. Yes, it may be different but it’s going to happen. So this April, start getting ready for it and go to the Big Brims Sample Hat Sale. There will be hundreds of hats here, some priced as low as $19. Whether or ...
Posted by Joe Hayden on April 6, 2021 in Louisville Events
See an Exhibit of Women’s History This March
March is women’s history month. And this March, you can celebrate women’s history in a Louisville landmark that many people don’t know about. Visit Rose Pero and the Cross Country Weavers Guild to get the chance to see some cool ...
Posted by Joe Hayden on March 8, 2021 in Louisville Events
Go to a Fancy Hat Shop This February
Kentucky has a long, proud tradition of hat-wearing. It's practically a requirement if you're going to the Derby, but there are lots of other reasons to wear a hat. They've become a popular wedding item, they look great at formal spring and summer ...
Posted by Joe Hayden on February 9, 2021 in Louisville Events
Dream of the Derby at the Museum February 5
Things have been rough for a while now and everyone wants to look ahead to better days. So this February, spend some time at the Dreaming of Derby Winter Event. This is a winter event that's all about celebrating the spring. It won't be too much ...
Posted by Joe Hayden on February 1, 2021 in Louisville Events
See the Derby Clothing Worn by Royalty This January
Since it first began in 1875, the Derby has always been about great fashion. This December, celebrate that grand tradition and get a look at some amazing Derby fashions worn by celebrities and royalty at Railroad Runway.
Go to the ...
Posted by Joe Hayden on January 8, 2021 in Louisville Events
Tour Historic Churchill Downs November 16
Take a Tour of Churchill Downs this November to see all the stuff that most people never see, watch some races and have a day at this historic track. Churchill Downs is home to the Kentucky Derby and it’s one of the oldest landmarks in ...
Posted by Joe Hayden on November 17, 2020 in Louisville Events
Learn About Women in Racing This October
Women had a long, hard struggle to be able to make it to the Twin Spires and to racetracks around the country. This October, go see a special exhibit that celebrates the history of women in horse racing.
Right to Ride
The Right to Ride exhibit tells ...
Posted by Joe Hayden on October 21, 2020 in Louisville Events
See a Fashion Show October 8
So what if the Derby was in September this year? You can still enjoy Derby fashion at the Fashion Show and Charity Auction at Churchill Downs. See all the style trends and dream of 2021, when hopefully the Derby and the rest of the city will be back ...
Posted by Joe Hayden on October 4, 2020 in Louisville Events
Experience Bourbon and Bridles July 2
Bourbon and horse racing helped make Kentucky known around the world. At any given moment, someone on the other side of the world may be sipping on some Kentucky bourbon. People everywhere on the planet watch the Kentucky Derby. So this July, ...
Posted by Joe Hayden on July 1, 2020 in Louisville Events