Saturday, April 30th, 2022

Presented by Budweiser

5:00 p.m.

Churchill Downs will kick off the spectacle of Derby Week, 2022’s most dramatic week of Thoroughbred racing, with Opening Night

Opening Night is a "Dress to Impress" occasion. Ladies are encouraged to wear party and cocktail dresses and men are encouraged to wear sharp pants and a dress shirt; a tie is optional. The signature accessory for Opening Night is an evening headpiece, whether it’s a fascinator, feathers, a hat, a headband, or something else! We want ladies and gentlemen to have fun sporting a nighttime Derby look.  

For groups of 24+, please contact group sales at 502-636-4450 or fill out our Group Request Form

Must be 18+ to enter, or accompanied by a responsible adult.

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