July 29, 2012 - 6:51pm
The eyes of the nation will be upon Louisville on the first Saturday in May, but the real Derby celebration begins in the weeks leading up to the big race. Use this guide to the multiple Derby-related events taking place in the coming days and plan your own "run for the roses."
The Kentucky Derby has always seemed both an integral part of and wholly separate from Louisville, the town where it has been held annually on the first Saturday in May for almost 140 years. Its home track, Churchill Downs, with its iconic ivory spires and stockpile of rose garlands, is a name and...
July 10, 2012 - 2:20pm
They’re Off! was held at The Galt House, this past Friday, April 20, 2012. ESPN’s Erin Andrews was the keynote speaker for the 56th annual luncheon.
“It’s the best time of the year in Louisville. There are so many things going on in the city; I’m just happy to be a part of it” said Gerome Stephens, a Kentucky Derby Festival volunteer at the Kentucky Derby Festival’s They’re Off! Luncheon. Stephens...
July 29, 2012 - 6:51pm
As the show-stopping opener of the Kentucky Derby Festival, Thunder over Louisville is one of our city's most anticipated events. It is also one of the heaviest attended, meaning intense preparation is required to navigate the expected half-million people hoping to get a good view of the spectacle. Use this guide to plan everything from your driving route to your after-party activities.
You can rail against the Kentucky Derby until your face is bluer than bluegrass – call it decadent, depraved, or possibly even overrated – but there’s no denying: the enormity of this event is impossible to escape. The race itself has hardly changed at all through the years,...
July 29, 2012 - 6:51pm
Navigating the logistics of attending an event as big as Thunder over Louisville is stressful, even for seasoned Thunder veterans. Luckily, the Rauch Planetarium on UofL's campus is inviting visitors to enjoy pre-fireworks festivities -- and even the themselves -- in a completely new way: under their dome!
On Saturday, April 21, the “opening ceremony” of the 57th Annual Derby Festival will see more than 500,000 spectators from Louisville and far beyond turn their eyes to the skies over the Ohio River for the largest recurring pyrotechnic display in the nation. Thunder over Louisville is...
February 13, 2012 - 9:00am
Tickets for the Kentucky Derby Festival’s 2012 Spring Fashion Show presented by American Founder Bank went on sale this past Friday, February 10, 2012. The show will be held on Thursday, March 29, in the Showroom of Horseshoe Southern Indiana and starts with cocktails and boutique shopping at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 7:00 p.m. and runway show at 8:00 p.m.
Tickets for the Kentucky Derby Festival’s 2012 Spring Fashion Show presented by American Founder Bank went on sale this past Friday, February 10, 2012. The show will be held on Thursday, March 29, in the Showroom of Horseshoe Southern Indiana and starts with cocktails and boutique shopping at...
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