Have a Derby Themed Date Night April 30
A lot of people can't go to Churchill Downs this year for Oaks Day, a long-standing tradition in Louisville that's different now in these Covid times. However, you can still enjoy some time out of the house and great southern cuisine. Have a ...
Posted by Joe Hayden on April 28, 2021 in Louisville Events
See Famous Kentucky Derby Hats April 27
Go see an exhibition of Derby hats through the years at a famous Louisville landmark. The Galt House is displaying a gorgeous collection of Derby hats that showcases the best of headwear fashion over the years.
Derby Hat Display
The hats on display ...
Posted by Joe Hayden on April 26, 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
See Where Bourbon is Made April 23
The Derby Festival is going strong in Louisville this year. So this April, take a tour of some of the distilleries that make the bourbon that helps provide refreshment throughout the Derby Festival (and the rest of the year, too). You'll get a ...
Posted by Joe Hayden on April 22, 2021 in Louisville Events
Get Stylish with the Pre-Derby Fashion Show April 19
The Kentucky Derby is just around the corner and for many people, this event will always be about one thing, the fashion! Sure the horse racing is exciting but let's be honest, the clothes and hats are really one of the very best parts of the entire ...
Posted by Joe Hayden on April 19, 2021 in Louisville Events
Paint a Derby Bottle April 11
Work with an artist and learn how to paint a horseracing-themed bottle this April. You'll be at a distillery, the Stitzel-Weller Bottles and Brushes Experience, and you'll be working on a fun, unique art project. What's not to love?
Bottles and ...
Posted by Joe Hayden on April 9, 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
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
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
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