3 Kentucky Derby® Parties You Need to Attend

Posted by Jazzy Morgan on Mon, Nov 19, 2018

The Kentucky Derby weekend is so much more than just "The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports". Derby Experiences offers three exclusive parties that will take your weekend to the next level! These events are meticulously planned to ensure that guests with even the highest expectations will thoroughly enjoy themselves, creating memories that will last a lifetime. 

Taste of Derby™ Party 

When: Thursday, May 2nd, 2019  

Where:  KFC Yum! Center

Kick off your Derby weekend with the Taste of Derby Party!  This celebration combines cuisine, racing and style. Give your palate the party it deserves with a night of delicious cuisine, drink pairings and Derby fashion. Enjoy upscale wine pairings or premium bar options of your choice, all while listening to exciting live entertainment. This is a party you will want to see and be seen at on the eve of the Kentucky Oaks.

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Taste of Derby Party

Fillies & Lilies Party

When: Friday, May 3, 2019

Where: Kentucky Derby Museum


This exciting and exclusive night in the newly-renovated Kentucky Derby Museum allows guests to enjoy an evening filled with live performances, heavy hors d’oeuvres, a premium open bar, a private bourbon lounge and more! Guests can upgrade to VIP access and reserve a table for four in front of the stage complete with a cocktail server! In past years Fillies & Lilies guests have had the incredible privilege of seeing performances by the legendary country mega-star, Clint Black, award-winning country artist, Wynonna Judd and Double Platinum country artist, Sara Evans. This year, we are pleased to announce Martina McBride as our performer for this years Fillies & Lilies party!

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Winner’s Party

When: Saturday, May 4th, 2019 immediately following the Kentucky Derby

Where: Kentucky Derby Museum

Be a part of the celebration as the Governor of Kentucky and other invited guests toast the winning jockey and ownership at the Winner’s Party! Enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvres and a premium open bar during a celebration of the greatest day in racing immediately following the Derby. This is the perfect way to cap off your Derby weekend.

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Winners Party at the Kentucky Derby

Party with Class at the Kentucky Derby®!

Book your Official Ticket Package with Derby Experiences today! Derby Experiences offers a wide variety of Official Ticket Packages to go with any of these parties, offering seating throughout the track, optional accommodations, and so much more to give you Kentucky Derby® weekend you will never forget. Don’t wait! Start planning your trip with Derby Experiences, today.

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