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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. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. Derby Festival Basketball Classic

    Venue: Kentucky Derby Festival|Community: Downtown|Date: 4/11/2015

    Some of the top prep basketball players in the nation will be on hand for the Derby Festival Basketball Classic. The Derby Festival Basketball Classic has for years been a great place to see stars in...

  5. 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...

  6. Kentucky Science Center'sThunderBlast 2015 presented by Genentech

    Venue: Kentucky Science Center|Community: Downtown|Date: 4/18/2015

    Held annually in conjunction with Thunder Over Louisville – the largest annual fireworks display in North America – guests of the Science Center’s event will enjoy a smoke-free, covered, riverside vi...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. Thunder Over Louisville

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

    Thunder over Louisville will take place downtown at the Louisville Riverfront, Waterfront Park, River Road, and Southern Indiana shoreline. Foodfest and Ford's Thunder on the Ground opens at 11AM, A...

  13. 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...

  14. “Across the Board” Derby Art Show

    Venue: LOOK Consortium of Galleries & Museums|Community: Downtown|Date: 4/10/2015-6/30/2015

    In honor of Kentucky Derby 141, Gallery at the Brown will debut its newest exhibit “Across the Board” featuring Derby-inspired pieces by local artists Michael Alexander, Jaime Corum, Andre Foreman, V...