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Derby Like A Local

Kentucky Derby 143 is less than two weeks away but there's a lot more than just horse racing that leads up to "The Fastest Two Minutes In Sports".

In Louisville, the Kentucky Derby Festival (KDF) helps puts on a two-week celebration that begins with the largest fireworks show in North America - Thunder Over Louisville. It was another successful show last weekend and the fun has just begun!

While there are 50+ KDF events that occur in Louisville, there are several go-to options if you ask a local:

For a full list of 2017 KDF events, click here.

Other Ways To Do Derby The Local Way

  1. Drink a Mint Julep - The official cocktail of the Kentucky Derby
  2. Drink an Oaks Lilly - The official cocktail of the Kentucky Oaks
  3. Eat Derby-Pie® - slices are available at some local restaurants, including Kentucky Derby Museum's Derby Cafe.
  4. Tour the Kentucky Derby Museum
  5. Get the right outfit (don't forget the hat!)

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