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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. 100 Black Men of Louisville Derby Gala

    Venue: 100 Black MenDate: 5/1/2014

    A black tie fundraiser for the 100 Black Men of Louisville, the organization awards scholarships to selected 7th grade African American males. More infomation at discover.kdf.org.

  2. 6th Annual Hats on the Avenue

    Venue: Varanese and Ta Dah! Unique Attire and AccessoriesDate: 4/23/2014

    Varanese Restaurant, located at 2106 Frankfort Avenue, will partner with Ta Dah! Unique Attire & Accessories to host the 6th Annual Hats on the Avenue every Wednesday in April at 6:30pm through Derby...

  3. 6th Annual Hats on the Avenue

    Venue: Varanese and Ta Dah! Unique Attire and AccessoriesDate: 4/30/2014

    Varanese Restaurant, located at 2106 Frankfort Avenue, will partner with Ta Dah! Unique Attire & Accessories to host the 6th Annual Hats on the Avenue every Wednesday in April at 6:30pm through Derby...

  4. B4 Derby Olympics

    Venue: Kentucky Restaurant AssociationDate: 4/29/2014

    The Kentucky Restaurant Association is hosting the first annual B4 Derby Olympics! A day of fun and games for our community of hardworking restaurant industry peeps and those who want to come comp...

  5. Billy's Burger Bash

    Venue: Frankfort Avenue Business Association|Community: Frankfort Ave.|Date: 5/3/2014-5/4/2014

    Varanese Restaurant, 2106 Frankfort Avenue, will host the 28th Annual Billy’s Burger Bash on Derby night - Saturday, May 3rd – from 11:00pm to the wee hours of Sunday, May 5th. The party is free and ...

  6. Dawn at the Downs

    Venue: Churchill DownsDate: 4/29/2014

    Dawn at the Downs is a popular Louisville tradition giving visitors an opportunity to enjoy breakfast in Millionaires Row while watching the Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks contenders conduct mornin...

  7. Handicapping Dinner

    Venue: Bourbons BistroDate: 4/28/2014

    Join us on Monday, April 28th, at 6:30 for our Handicapping Dinner. Marty McGee of the Daily Racing Form and Pat Cummings, Director of Racing Information, Trakus, will be on hand to deliver the insid...

  8. Kentucky Derby

    Venue: Churchill DownsDate: 5/3/2014

    The most prestigious horse race in America and the first jewel in the Triple Crown is always the first Saturday of May. Visit www.kentuckyderby.com for more information on this year's events, the tra...

  9. Kentucky Derby Bourbon Tasting

    Venue: The Filson Historical Society's Bourbon AcademyDate: 4/29/2014

    Join us at Louisville's world famous 21C Museum Hotel during Kentucky Derby Week for a Premium Bourbon Tasting and Cocktail Party. This event will feature The Filson's Bourbon Historian, Mike Ve...

  10. Kentucky Derby Festival BeerFest -- Presented by American Founders Bank

    Venue: Kentucky Derby Festival|Community: Downtown|Date: 4/29/2014-4/30/2014

    6PM-10PM Beer tasting sessions featuring regional craft beers. Overlook at Kroger's Fest-a-Ville. Tickets are $60 for VIP experience and $40 for general admission. Tickets include beer tastings, s...

  11. Kentucky Derby Festival Celebration Sunday with 88.5 WJIE Featuring Audio Adrenaline

    Venue: Kentucky Derby Festival|Community: Downtown|Date: 4/27/2014

    Christian contemporary concert at Kroger's Fest-a-Ville on the Waterfront. (FOOD, DRINK AND PETS are not permitted). Sponsor: 88.5 WJIE

  12. Kentucky Derby Festival Celebrity Day at the Downs Presented by Kentuckiana Honda Dealers

    Venue: Kentucky Derby Festival|Community: Downtown|Date: 5/1/2014

    This event will take place at Churchill Downs on the Sixth Floor. Sponsor: Kentucky Proud Contributing Sponsors: Macy's, United Graphics Printing Group, NFocus Magazine, and Lite 106.9 WVEZ

  13. Kentucky Derby Festival Chow Wagon

    Venue: Kentucky Derby Festival|Community: Downtown|Date: 4/24/2014-5/2/2014

    Open Weekdays from 11 AM - 11 PM. Saturday from 11 AM - 11 PM, and Sunday from 1 PM - 11 PM. This event will have outdoor food and live music. (FOOD, DRINK, AND PETS are not permitted). Spon...

  14. Kentucky Derby Festival Gospelfest Presented by Passport Health Plan

    Venue: Kentucky Derby Festival|Community: Downtown|Date: 4/27/2014

    Gospel Choir Showcase during Chow Wagon at Kroger's Fest-a-Ville on the Waterfront. (FOOD, DRINK, AND PETS are not permitted). Sponsor: Passport Health Plan Contributing Sponsor: WLOU/New Pra...

  15. Kentucky Derby Festival Great Bed Races

    Venue: Kentucky Derby Festival|Community: Downtown|Date: 4/28/2014

    This event will be held at Broadbent Arena. There is an $8 KEC Parking fee and a $130 entry fee for team of 5. Contributing Sponsors: AAA East Central and 107.7 The Eagle. Braodcast special on WA...

  16. Kentucky Derby Festival Great Steamboat Race

    Venue: Kentucky Derby Festival|Community: Downtown|Date: 4/29/2014-4/30/2014

    4:30PM - 5:30PM boarding, 5:30PM departure, race begins at 6PM. Awards presentation immediately following at the Chow Wagon in Kroger's Fest-a-Ville. Tickets on the Belle of Louisville $130 (limite...

  17. Kentucky Derby Festival Happytail Hour

    Venue: Kentucky Derby Festival|Community: Downtown|Date: 4/28/2014

    Kroger's Fest-a-Ville on the Waterfront. A pet-friendly (leashes please!) social event. Coordinated by Metro Animal Services.

  18. Kentucky Derby Festival Tour de Lou

    Venue: Kentucky Derby Festival|Community: Downtown|Date: 4/27/2014

    This event will start and finish near Kroger's Fest-a-Ville at the Waterfront Park. First annual Tour de Lou is for all ages and levels of experiences, featuring a closed 4-mile course for families,...

  19. Kentucky Oaks

    Venue: Churchill DownsDate: 5/2/2014

    Held the day before Derby, the Kentucky Oaks is Thoroughbred racing's most prestigious race for three-year-old fillies. For more information on this year's event go to www.kentuckyderby.com.

  20. Kentucky Proud Kentucky Derby Festival Winefest

    Venue: Kentucky Derby Festival|Community: Downtown|Date: 4/29/2014-4/30/2014

    Wine tasting sessions will be held at the Belvedere. Ticket includes wine tastings, etched souvenir wine glass, and WineFest pin. (21 and over only. Must present ID upon entry.) Tickets available ...