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Louisville has stretched a famous two minute horse race into a month-long party with more than 70 events (free with the purchase of a Pegasus Pin) sponsored by the Kentucky Derby Festival. But throughout the city events are taking place where locals are donning fancy hats and party dresses. We have made it easier for you to find all Derby related events happening in the city. All events can be found below: 

Heading to Churchill Downs for a day of racing, including the Kentucky Oaks and Kentucky Derby? You’ll want to know what you can and can’t bring before you leave for the track. To see full list click here:

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  1. "Spirited" at Flame Run

    Date: 3/1/2015-5/23/2015

    "Spirited" at Flame Run will celebrate whiskey-inspired glass art while more than 1,200 craft distillers gather in Louisville The show at Flame Run Glass Studio and Gallery March 1 through May 23 ...

  2. Fun City Tours

    Venue: City Taste Tours of Louisville|Community: Downtown|Date: 11/4/2014-11/4/2015

    City Taste Tours presents Fun City Tours! A great overview of the city, history & neighborhoods. Includes the Mint Julep, Derby Pie, Hot Brown Pizza, local wine, various Bourbons and more! Tours run ...

  3. Oaks Dinner Cruise

    Venue: Belle of Louisville/Spirit of Jefferson|Community: Downtown|Date: 5/1/2015

    Whether you've been out to Churchill Downs for horse racing or not, this cruise on the riverboat Spirit of Jefferson is a great way to relax during the hustle and bustle of the Kentucky Derby Festiva...

  4. Pimento Cheese Social

    Venue: Stitzel-Weller DistilleryDate: 4/29/2015

    A pre-Kentucky Derby must-do event! How can you resist this southern staple, presented a half-dozen different ways by local chefs? From fried pimento cheese balls to BBQ and pimento cheese sliders an...

  5. Shen Yun (2015 season) at the Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts

    Venue: Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts|Community: Louisville, KY|Date: 4/28/2015-4/29/2015

    To learn more or order ticket, please visit www.shenyun.com/louisville or call Box Office 502-584-7777. Join Shen Yun to journey through China’s 5,000 years of divine culture With classical Chi...

  6. Spirit Boat Chase

    Venue: Belle of Louisville/Spirit of Jefferson|Community: Downtown|Date: 4/29/2015

    If you've missed out on tickets for the Belle of Louisville during the Battle of the Belles Great Riverboat Race, or would like to watch both boats from a really good vantage point for the whole race...

  7. Take A Piece Of Kentucky Home

    Venue: LOOK Consortium of Galleries & Museums|Community: Downtown|Date: 3/6/2015

    Kentucky Fine Art Gallery is hosting a group show with new work that is Kentucky or Derby themed!

  8. Thunder Over Louisville

    Venue: Belle of Louisville/Spirit of Jefferson|Community: Downtown|Date: 4/18/2015

    Don't miss this event! As the kickoff to the Kentucky Derby Festival, the city will be having one of the top 10 fireworks events in the country, and it is a sight to behold. Our Belle of Louisville p...