MAKE IT MINTY, ALL OF APRIL : Official Travel Source : Official Travel Source

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The Mint Julep is a fine Southern tradition dating back to the 18th Century, as well as the official drink of the Kentucky Derby since 1938.

Since 2013, Louisville has designated April as "Mint Julep Month®" celebrating the famous Bourbon cocktail along with the arrival of Spring in Kentucky. Attend events, shop, drink and eat with mint julep and Kentucky Derby inspired events all month long as we lead up to the first Saturday in May and “the most exciting two minutes in sports”.

Show us how you’re celebrating this April by posting a photo to social media using the hashtag #MintJulepMonth for a chance to make it on our website and be featured on our social media. Follow along with us at @GoToLouisville on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

Take a Julep Journey Around Louisville

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Urban Bourbon Trail

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See How Local Distilleries Make Their Own Mint Juleps

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Kentucky Derby

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