Special Events

See all of the additional events that happen around Louisville and at the track derby week.

Official Events

Celebrate the biggest weekend of the year with the best parties that Louisville has to offer!


Thursday, May 2nd

Taste Of Derby

Savor an evening of exquisite cuisine and exceptional wines. Sample regional specialties with wine pairings, created by nationally renowned chefs along the Road to the Kentucky Derby, as you enjoy live music entertainment. Join us as we start the Kentucky Derby celebration with flavor!


Thursday, May 2nd

Kentucky Oaks Survivors Parade

The Survivors Parade is a moving tradition that celebrates breast and ovarian cancer survivors and encourages those still fighting their cancer battle as they march on Churchill Downs’ historic racetrack prior to the running of the Longines Kentucky Oaks. The 16th Survivors Parade will be presented on Friday, May 3, 2024, and will honor the 150 survivors and fighters who have been selected.


Friday, May 3rd

Official Kentucky Derby Collection

Shop the latest Kentucky Derby fashions, collectibles and more!

Derby Week Events

Make it an unforgettable experience by joining in the festivities that surround the lead up to the Kentucky Derby.

Visiting Information

Find everything you need to perfect your Derby Experience from expert guides to the best of what Louisville has to offer.

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