See a Tribute to the Great Steamboat Race September 2
The Derby Festival is a little different this year. For one thing, it’s happening in September! This year, you can see a tribute to the famous Great Steamboat Race when two of Louisville’s great steamboats go head-to-head. See the ...
Posted by Joe Hayden on September 1, 2020 in Louisville Events
Go to the Gallop Gala August 21
Go to Churchill Downs this August and sit on Millionaires Row. No, not for the Derby but for the Gallop Gala. This is part of the Derby Festival and it helps people in the Louisville area who suffer from Down syndrome.
Gallop to the Gala at ...
Posted by Joe Hayden on August 20, 2020 in Louisville Events
Watch Thunder Over Louisville August 15
No virus can stop the Kentucky Derby Festival, just delay it for a while! Celebrate this uniquely Kentucky tradition this August, instead of April, with the kickoff event for the Festival at Thunder Over Louisville. It’s the same fireworks, ...
Posted by Joe Hayden on August 6, 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
Eat a Derby Breakfast at Farmington Historic Plantation May 4
Start Derby Day off right with a delicious Derby Breakfast at Farmington Historic Plantation, open bar and live music. Because you've got to eat anyway, so why not do it with some style?
This event is hosted by the Historic Homes ...
Posted by Joe Hayden on May 4, 2019 in Louisville Events
Eat at the Oaks and Derby Trifecta Dinner May 3
Celebrate the Kentucky Derby festival with a well-prepared meal built around a chef-designed menu this May. It’s the Oaks and Derby Trifecta Dinner, and this is a one-of-a-kind eating experience.
Feast on a menu prepared by ...
Posted by Joe Hayden on May 3, 2019 in Louisville Events
Bowl for the Roses at Main Event May 2
Go to Bowl for the Roses this May and go bowl for a good cause. By having fun, you’ll be doing something food for the community. That’s not at all a bad way to celebrate Derby week.
Bowling for a Good Cause
Go to Main Event in J-Town ...
Posted by Joe Hayden on May 2, 2019 in Louisville Events
Have Some Biscuits and Bourbon at the Kentucky Derby Museum May 1
Derby season has officially started, and that means it’s time to celebrate southern traditions. Start your May off right with an afternoon of Biscuits and Bourbon at the Kentucky Derby Museum, the best place to celebrate Kentucky traditions ...
Posted by Joe Hayden on May 1, 2019 in Louisville Events
Cheer at the Derby Festival Great Bed Races April 29
You’ve probably heard of the Great Steamboat Race and the Great Balloon Race, two traditional Derby Festival events that happen once a year. This year, do something just a little different, go cheer at the Great Bed Race. This is a very ...
Posted by Joe Hayden on April 29, 2019 in Louisville Events
Get a Sneak Peek at the Derby at Wellspring April 23
Go to the Wellspring Derby Preview Party this April, and go get an early look at the biggest party in Louisville. This event will help to support Wellspring, which helps promote mental health recovery and services for people all over Louisville....
Posted by Joe Hayden on April 23, 2019 in Louisville Events
Make Drinks at the Derby Cocktail Class at Westport Whiskey and Wine April 3
When it comes to throwing a great Derby party, it all comes down to one thing: the cocktails! Learn how to make amazing Derby cocktails at a special class this April at Westport Whiskey and Wine. You’ll learn how to craft some Churchill Downs ...
Posted by Joe Hayden on April 3, 2019 in Louisville Events
Watch StepFest at the Marion C. Moore School March 23
Go see StepFest this March, and you’ll get a bit of a sneak peek at the upcoming Pegasus Parade. The team that wins this competition will be in the parade. You can see them all compete at the Marion C. Moore School.
The doors open at ...
Posted by Joe Hayden on March 23, 2019 in Louisville Events
See Derby Fashions on the Runway at Westport Village March 21
Go to Runway for the Roses in Westport Village, and go see the fashions and trends that are going to be hot this Derby season. Some of Louisville’s favorite shops will contribute fashions to this event. You’ll get lots of inspiration for ...
Posted by Joe Hayden on March 21, 2019 in Louisville Events
Prepare for the Kentucky Derby Festival at the Made to Measure Event February 27
The Kentucky Derby is a globally famous event that’s been watched by royalty, celebrities and regular, everyday people. And sure, the Derby is about horse racing and it’s known for having great food and drinks. But when it comes down to ...
Posted by Joe Hayden on February 27, 2019 in Louisville Events
Go to the Kentucky Derby May 5
It's one of the city's oldest and dearest traditions, and it's famously known as the most exciting two minutes in sports. The Kentucky Derby has been attended by the most fabulous celebrities, the most glamorous royals and hundreds of thousands of ...
Posted by Joe Hayden on May 2, 2018 in Louisville Events
Dance at the Stitzel-Weller Affair May 4
Derby weekend in Louisville is full of parties and events, but few are like the annual Stitzel-Weller Affair. This May, dance the night away at this Derby party while you prepare for the big show at the track on Saturday.
Posted by Joe Hayden on May 1, 2018 in Louisville Events
Party at Butchertown Race Days May 3
Celebrate the Derby Festival this May, and go have a good time at Race Days in Butchertown. You'll hear live music, shop at the artisan market and find lots of other stuff to do while the horses round the track at Churchill Downs. The Thursday ...
Posted by Joe Hayden on April 30, 2018 in Louisville Events
Get a Sneak Peek at the Pegasus Parade May 1
Want to get an insider’s look at Louisville's world-famous Derby Festival? This May, head over to the Expo Center to get a sneak peek of the Pegasus Parade before it goes rolling through the city streets. All you need is a Pegasus pin to see ...
Posted by Joe Hayden on April 28, 2018 in Louisville Events
Go to a Fest-a-Ville on the Waterfront April 26
Celebrate the Derby Festival on the Waterfront with Fest-a-Ville. This all-day event has stuff for kids, adults and the entire family. And best of all, it’s got the delicious Chow Wagon. So if you’re ready to eat, drink and be merry, ...
Posted by Joe Hayden on April 23, 2018 in Louisville Events
Go to the Derby Preview Party on Millionaires Row April 24
Sitting on Millionaires Row during Derby Day is so pricey that you’ll mostly only see royalty and celebrities, who are Hollywood royalty, wearing their best here. But at the Wellspring Derby Preview Party, you can sit on Millionaires Row and ...
Posted by Joe Hayden on April 21, 2018 in Louisville Events