Eat at the Annual Derby Breakfast May 6
Shouldn’t Derby Day, of all days, start with an elegant brunch? Before you go to the track or to a party or to your home to watch the race, go to a historic Louisville location for a bourbon-infused brunch at the 44th Annual Derby Breakfast....
Posted by Joe Hayden on May 5, 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
Cheer at the Great Bed Races May 1
You know about the great balloon race, the great steamboat race and the marathon. These are all well-known and long-running events that are part of the Derby Festival. But do you know about the Great Bed Races? You’re definitely going to want ...
Posted by Joe Hayden on May 1, 2023 in Louisville Events
Mix Drinks at the Cocktail Class April 27
At this special cocktail class, you will Learn How to Make a Mint Julep at the Copper and Kings Distillery. If you’ve been in Kentucky long or you’ve ever been to the Derby, you’ve probably had a mint julep before. But this is a ...
Posted by Joe Hayden on April 24, 2023 in Louisville Events
Learn the Botany of the Derby April 26
The Derby is famous for roses because of the gorgeous roses that are draped on the winning Derby horse. But Churchill Downs has a lot of beautiful greenery and many plants that give the world’s most famous racetrack a beautiful look. Learn ...
Posted by Joe Hayden on April 23, 2023 in Louisville Events
Cheer at the Volleyball Classic April 22, 23, 29 and 30
The Derby Festival has started and that means there are all kinds of things to see and do. One of the things you should try to catch is the Volleyball Classic. This is one of the larger outdoor volleyball tournaments in the country and Louisville ...
Posted by Joe Hayden on April 21, 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
See the Derby Hats at the Visitor Center This April
Forget about the clothes and the shoes, the horse you’re going to bet on and whether or not you need an umbrella. What really matters is your Derby hat. Visit the Louisville Visitor Center this April to get a look at some beautiful, ...
Posted by Joe Hayden on April 13, 2023 in Louisville Events
Be Fascinated by Fascinators April 13
The Kentucky Derby is approaching and that means, of course, you’ve got to be thinking about what to wear on your head. Hats and headpieces are a huge part of the Derby tradition. So this year, get some fashion ideas and go to the Fascinator ...
Posted by Joe Hayden on April 9, 2023 in Louisville Events
Join a Derby Hat Auction March 23
Derby Day is right around the corner. Do you know where your hat is? The Derby hat is a fun tradition. You can use yours to deliver a message, to show off your personal style, to make a statement. Go to Hats on for Healing to help raise money ...
Posted by Joe Hayden on March 21, 2023 in Louisville Events
Celebrate Derby in the Gardens May 7
Go enjoy a Derby party that's fun for kids and for adults where there's lots of food made from scratch, live music and plenty of fun for all. There's even a beer garden. This year, celebrate the Derby at 3rd Turn Oldham Garden.
Derby in the Oldham ...
Posted by Joe Hayden on May 7, 2022 in Louisville Events
Dance and Drink at the Sherby Party May 6
You know about the Kentucky Derby, of course. You may have even heard of Thurby, an event at Churchill Downs held on the Thursday before the Derby. Well, this is Sherby. And this is a super fun party full of live music and a festive atmosphere....
Posted by Joe Hayden on May 6, 2022 in Louisville Events
Have Biscuits and Bourbon for Brunch May 4
American Southern cuisine is a distinct food style that is actually enjoyed all around the world and Kentucky is right at the center of this food tradition. Kentucky is famous for chicken, bourbon, biscuits and Derby-inspired food offerings. So this ...
Posted by Joe Hayden on May 4, 2022 in Louisville Events
Learn How to Make Your Own Derby Fashion May 3
Derby fashion can get pretty expensive. By the time you get the shoes and the outfit and the accessories and the hat, you can't even afford to actually go to the Derby. This May, do something a little different. Learn how to make your own Derby ...
Posted by Joe Hayden on May 3, 2022 in Louisville Events
Compete in the Great Bed Races May 2
The Derby Festival is all about having fun and sometimes, being a little goofy. So this May, while the city is getting ready for the Run for the Roses, participate in the Great Bed Races. Build a bed, wear a costume and be goofy. Why knows? You ...
Posted by Joe Hayden on May 2, 2022 in Louisville Events
Watch the Balloons Glow During a Sunset Cruise April 29
The Great Balloon Glow is one of the most beloved and longest-running events of the Derby Festival. This April, you can see it in a whole new way, from the deck of a riverboat! Take a sunset cruise to see the balloons and enjoy the Derby Festival in ...
Posted by Joe Hayden on April 26, 2022 in Louisville Events
Get a Preview of the Derby April 26
Want to get a sneak peek at the Derby before it begins? Head to the Derby Preview Party this April for a night of great eating, great drinking and some inside information about the upcoming race that the entire world will be watching.
Posted by Joe Hayden on April 23, 2022 in Louisville Events
Take a Chance to Win a Million Dollars This April
There might be a few people out there who don't need it but for most people, one million dollars is a heck of a lot of money. So this April, take a chance and take your shot at a million smackers. Participate in the Stock Yard Bank $1 Million Dollar ...
Posted by Joe Hayden on April 14, 2022 in Louisville Events
See a Derby Hat Parade March 26
Spring is spring and that means that the Derby Festival is right around the corner. Have you got your hat picked out yet? This March, start to get into the spirit and go see the Derby Hat Parade at Judith M. Millinery Supply House. You will ...
Posted by Joe Hayden on March 22, 2022 in Louisville Events
Learn How to Make a Fascinator March 5
Lots of people want to learn how to do crafts. You may have thought about making your own Derby hat more than once. But who's got the time for crafts? This March, learn how to make a gorgeous fascinator at the Judith M. Millinery Supply House in ...
Posted by Joe Hayden on March 3, 2022 in Louisville Events