Upcoming Derby Week

    Upcoming Derby Week

    Apr 26, 2019

    For the next week, Louisville and the surrounding area will celebrate an event unlike any other. The Kentucky Derby may be one day, but the festivities and parties begin before the first Saturday in May. Racing at Churchill Downs kicks off on Saturday, April 27th. If you are a local and want the Derby experience with a smaller crowd, you will probably find yourself at Thurby on Thursday May 2nd. Some die hard racing fans will participate in the trifecta (Thurby, Oaks and Derby).

    When you're planning your day at the races, it's important to remember that anything can happen this time of season. The weather plays a big factor in how you will dress and spend your time at Churchill Downs. Check the forecast on a daily basis because it will change a lot between now and next week.

    Be mindful of the rules put out by Churchill Downs https://www.kentuckyderby.com/visit/security-information

    Most importantly, enjoy this time with your friends and family.