Dine at the Race for Grace Dinner at Churchill Downs May 1
If you’ve ever wanted to dine in style on Millionaires Row, go to the Race for Grace dinner at Churchill Downs. The event will be headlined by Elliott Walden and Pat Day, two of racing’s greats, and the evening will be truly amazing....
Posted by Joe Hayden on May 1, 2017 in Louisville Events
Buy Your Pegasus Pin for the Derby Festival
The one must-have item you need for the Derby festival isn’t a great hat, though you probably do want a great hat, it’s a Pegasus Pin. This pin will get you into all sorts of Derby events for free, and every time you get a pin you get a ...
Posted by Joe Hayden on April 29, 2017 in Louisville Events
Eat Hearty at the Derby Chow Wagon
The Chow Wagon is always one of the highlights of the Derby season in Louisville, and this year it’s back. Go to Waterfront Park on the river, and go help celebrate the most exciting two minutes in sports.
Food and Fun
The Kentucky Derby is ...
Posted by Joe Hayden on April 28, 2017 in Louisville Events
Enjoy the Great Balloonfest April 27
Louisville’s Great Balloonfest is one of the oldest and most-loved events of the Derby season. This year marks the 45th time the balloons have raced over the city. Be there for all the action, and go to the charity lift off to see them sail ...
Posted by Joe Hayden on April 25, 2017 in Louisville Events
Go to the Wellspring Derby Preview Party April 25
What will the Derby Festival in Louisville be like this year? Go to the Wellspring Derby Preview Party to find out. You’ll get to enjoy the luxury of Millionaires Row at Churchill Downs, where all the celebrities will be on Derby Day. At this ...
Posted by Joe Hayden on April 24, 2017 in Louisville Events
Enjoy the Earthwalk and Watch the Fireworks at Iroquois Park April 22
Take the whole family to Iroquois Park on April 22. This daylong event is designed to raise awareness of the Earth, and what everyone can do to preserve it for future decorations. And at the end of the night, you’ll get to see some absolutely ...
Posted by Joe Hayden on April 22, 2017 in Louisville Events
Get Wowed at the Derby Air Show Practice April 21
Derby Season is beginning, and that means there are amazing things to see in the skies above Louisville. Go see the Air Show Practice Tours this April at Copper and Kings, because it’s always a good time to see an air spectacle.
Air Show ...
Posted by Joe Hayden on April 21, 2017 in Louisville Events
See the Derby Art Show at the Brown Hotel May 9
Want to visit one of Louisville's fanciest hotels and get a look at amazing Derby art? Go see the Derby Art Show at the Brown on May 9. This year’s theme is “Furlongs,” and the gallery is open to anyone in Louisville who wants to ...
Posted by Joe Hayden on May 8, 2016 in Louisville Events
Dress Up for the Harlem Nights Party in Old Louisville May 6
The beautiful, historic Conrad-Caldwell House is hosting the glamorous Harlem Nights Party this May. Have cocktails, do a little dancing, eat amazing food and spend your night in the heart of one of the city’s favorite neighborhoods.
A Night ...
Posted by Joe Hayden on May 5, 2016 in Louisville Events
Go to a Celebrity Day at the Downs May 5
Meet the celebrities of the Derby festival and help get into the spirit of the most exciting two minutes in sports at historic Churchill Downs. You’ll be on the elegant 6th floor, and you’ll have a great view of the track and all the ...
Posted by Joe Hayden on May 4, 2016 in Louisville Events
See the Great Steamboat Race May 4
Louisville’s history was shaped by the Ohio River and the steamboats that once thrived in its waters, so it’s only fitting that the entire city continues to celebrate the water during the Derby. Go join in on the fun at the river, and ...
Posted by Joe Hayden on May 3, 2016 in Louisville Events
Dance, Eat and Have Fun at the Derby Social at Farmington May 3
Go to the Derby Social at the historic Farmington Plantation this May 3 to eat, drink and dance all night long. Lots of local Louisville chefs will provide delicious food while music plays. There will be plenty of bourbon, of course, and ...
Posted by Joe Hayden on May 2, 2016 in Louisville Events
Eat on the River at the Mayor’s Derby Brunch May 1
Take a horse-drawn carriage ride around an historic riverfront property at the Mayor’s Derby Brunch. The Kentucky Derby is an historic Louisville event, so why not have an historic celebration?
Welcome to the Mayor’s Derby Brunch
Posted by Joe Hayden on April 30, 2016 in Louisville Events
See if You Can Keep up with the KDF Academic Challenge April 30
Students from all over Louisville and the rest of the country will be at Male High School on April 30 to compete in the KDF Foundation Academic Challenge. They’ll answer questions across a broad range of subjects. Watch the challenge to cheer ...
Posted by Joe Hayden on April 28, 2016 in Louisville Events
Rush to See the Derby Festival Great BalloonFest April 29
The Great BalloonFest is one of the oldest and most popular Derby Festival traditions, for good reason. Every year, people all over the city look upward as these enormous colorful balloons fill the skies. It’s a spectacle, but it’s also ...
Posted by Joe Hayden on April 27, 2016 in Louisville Events
Grab a Bite to Eat at the Derby Festival Chow Wagon April 28
The Derby Festival has started, and that means it’s time to enjoy cold beer, hot music and delicious eats. Go to the Chow Wagon at the Waterfront Park, and go join the Derby party that happens before all the other Derby parties.
On the ...
Posted by Joe Hayden on April 26, 2016 in Louisville Events
Listen to Music on the Big Lawn at Waterfront Park April 27
It’s Waterfront Wednesday on April 27, and that means there will be live music on the Big Lawn at Waterfront Park. Go enjoy Louisville’s beautiful spring weather and dance the night away. This is the first event in the seasonal concert ...
Posted by Joe Hayden on April 25, 2016 in Louisville Events
See 18th Century Thunder at Locust Grove April 23
Everyone knows about Thunder Over Louisville, but you probably haven’t been to 18th Century Thunder. Visit a Revolutionary War Encampment on April 23, and forget about joining the big crowd down by the river.
A Different Kind of ...
Posted by Joe Hayden on April 21, 2016 in Louisville Events
Win $1 Million at the Derby Festival Hole-in-One Contest April 22
Can you hit a hole-in-one on the golf course? What if there’s a million dollars at stake? Even if you don’t win, the Kentucky Derby Festival Hole-in-One contest is a popular event, and it’s always fun if you can get out there on ...
Posted by Joe Hayden on April 20, 2016 in Louisville Events
Go to A Derby Affair in LaGrange April 19
Derby Day is just around the corner, and it’s never too early to start thinking about your hat. Go to A Derby Affair in LaGrange, and get a ton of great ideas. You can browse hats, crafts and booths full of goodies to buy. You’ll even ...
Posted by Joe Hayden on April 18, 2016 in Louisville Events