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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. 2015 Oaks & Derby 4-Course Superfecta Menu

    Venue: Brasserie Provence|Community: East End/Hurstbourne|Date: 5/1/2015-5/2/2015

    Celebrate Oaks and Derby with our special 4-Course Superfecta Dinner Menu With Choices. Start your dinner with an assorted French Gourmet appetizer plate, followed by your choice of Sea Scallops Saff...

  3. 7th Annual Silks in the Bluegrass

    Date: 5/2/2015

    Head straight from the track or from your Derby party and support Operation Open Arms at the annual Silks in the Bluegrass. Jukeboxx is comprised of world-class talented musicians who have perfor...

  4. Celebrity Day at the Downs

    Venue: Kentucky Derby Festival|Community: Downtown|Date: 4/30/2015

    Hollywood celebrities highlight the Kentucky Derby Festival's Celebrity Day at the Downs each year at Churchill Downs/ Stars in the Pegasus Parade and other Festival events are on hand for this an ex...

  5. Chow Wagon at Waterfront Park

    Venue: Kentucky Derby Festival|Community: Downtown|Date: 4/23/2015-5/1/2015

    No reservations are needed for the ultimate dining and socializing experience. It's Derby Festival time and that means getting together for good food and great music. The Derby Festival Waterfront C...

  6. Derby City BrewFest 2015

    Venue: Bluegrass Brewing Co.|Community: Downtown|Date: 5/1/2015

    Kentucky-area brewers will revisit the past as part of the Derby Eve Derby City BrewFest on May 1, as they will be serving up their own versions of Kentucky Common – a beer style that was invented in...

  7. Derby City BrewFest 2015 Beer, Food and Live Bands at Yum! Center Plaza

    Venue: Bluegrass Brewing Company|Community: Downtown|Date: 5/1/2015-5/2/2015

    Bluegrass Brewing Company is hosting the first annual Derby City BrewFest which will be held on Derby Eve outside on the KFC Yum Center Plaza! The festival will feature Kentucky Breweries and Kentuc...

  8. Derby Festival Volleyball Classic

    Venue: Kentucky Derby Festival|Community: Downtown|Date: 4/18/2015-4/26/2015

    With nearly 500 teams participating, Derby Festival Volleyball Classic is the country’s largest outdoor volleyball tournament. It promotes all levels of play and forms of competition – doubles, trips...

  9. Great Steamboat Race

    Venue: Kentucky Derby FestivalDate: 4/29/2015

    Tickets for the Belle of Louisville cost $130 (includes food & drinks, and entertainment) and Belle of Cincinnati tickets cost $55(includes cruise only). Once again, Four Roses Bourbon will be provid...

  10. HappyTail Hour at Kroger's Fest-a-Ville

    Venue: Kentucky Derby Festival|Community: Downtown|Date: 4/27/2015

    Metro Animal Services and the Louisville Waterfront Development Corporation will host HappyTail Hour, in conjunction with Kroger's Fest-a-Ville on the Waterfront. The event will provide a fun opportu...

  11. Kentucky Derby

    Venue: Churchill DownsDate: 5/2/2015

    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...

  12. Kroger's Fest-a-Ville on the Waterfront

    Venue: Kentucky Derby Festival|Community: Downtown|Date: 4/23/2015-5/1/2015

    Kroger's Fest-a-Ville on the Waterfront is the Ultimate Entertainment Experience. This party starts on the Great Lawn on Thursday, April 26th and runs through Derby Eve, Friday, May 4th. It promises...

  13. Kroger's Fest-a-Ville on the Waterfront

    Venue: Kentucky Derby Festival|Community: Downtown|Date: 4/23/2015-5/1/2015

    Open weekdays 11 AM - 11 PM. Saturday from 7:30 AM - 11 PM. Sunday 1 PM - 11 PM. This event is located at Waterfront Park. Happy Hour Weekdays is from 4-6 and includes $2 beers. This event will b...

  14. Marathon/miniMarathon

    Venue: Kentucky Derby Festival|Community: Downtown|Date: 4/25/2015

    Runners in both races will share the same start and finish lines. Marathon participants will follow the "mini" course until just past the 7-mile marker, where they will split off Central Avenue onto...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. Republic Bank Parade Preview Party

    Venue: Kentucky Derby Festival|Community: Downtown|Date: 4/28/2015

    Get Up Close and Personal with the Parade Private Group Tours 9:00 am – 1:00 pm Open to the Public 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm To schedule a private group tour call 502-572-3828. Get a sneak a peak o...

  18. Republic Bank Pegasus Parade

    Venue: Kentucky Derby Festival|Community: Downtown|Date: 4/30/2015

    The parade, first held in 1956, is the Derby Festival's oldest and founding event. The 2015 parade promises to be a spectacle of colorful floats, marching bands, giant inflatables, equestrians and ce...

  19. Riverside Cigar Shop & Lounge 4th Anniversary Celebration

    Date: 5/1/2015

    Riverside Cigar Shop will celebrate its 4th anniversary on Friday, May 1 with a premiere Derby Eve Gala featuring world-renowned Cuban tobacco farmer Hirochi Robaina. An icon in the industry, Robaina...

  20. 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...