Avoid Shopping and Go to the Track November 24
While everyone else is losing their minds over Black Friday deals, you can get away from them all and get yourself to Churchill Downs. Bet on the horse races and have a good time cheering for your favorites, rather than facing all that stuff out ...
Posted by Joe Hayden on November 24, 2023 in Louisville Events
Trick or Treat at the Track October 29
This October, Churchill Downs will stop being a playground for adults and become a center of Halloween delight for kids. There will be a full day of racing because hey, it’s Churchill Downs. But there will also be a ton of fun stuff for kids ...
Posted by Joe Hayden on October 25, 2023 in Louisville Events
Have an Adventure at Churchill Downs October 1
There are times when Churchill Downs can get sort of lively. It is a place with a lot of alcohol and gambling, after all, and so this is often more of a place for adults. This October, Churchill Downs becomes a place for all ages to enjoy during a ...
Posted by Joe Hayden on October 1, 2023 in Louisville Events
See the Horses Race at Twilight Thursday June 15
During the Derby, horse racing is quite a fancy event. People dress up and wear pretty clothes and drink cocktails and act quite fine indeed. But during Twilight Thursday, it’s okay to be casual. When the horses race at twilight you drink ...
Posted by Joe Hayden on June 10, 2023 in Louisville Events
Learn the History of the Mint Julep May 4
The mint julep is world-famous as the drink of the Kentucky Derby. But how did this cocktail become linked to the world’s most famous horse race? Learn more about the history of the mint julep and the drink’s unique impact on Louisville ...
Posted by Joe Hayden on May 3, 2023 in Louisville Events
Celebrate 502s Day at the Downs May 2
Derby is a world-famous event that attracts royals, movie stars and celebrities. Oaks Day is known for the day to show off fashion and many movers and shakers attend the races to bet big. Then there’s Thurby, the Thursday before Oaks and ...
Posted by Joe Hayden on May 2, 2023 in Louisville Events
Go to the Secretariat Bourbon Dinner April 20
The Kentucky Derby Museum is launching a new exhibit dedicated to Secretariat, one of the most famous horses in racing history. The entire dinner will be bourbon themed.
It’s been 50 years since Secretariat rose to fame and ...
Posted by Joe Hayden on April 19, 2023 in Louisville Events
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