Kentucky Derby Parties

Celebrate the biggest weekend of the year with the best parties that Louisville has to offer. With an Official Ticket Package from Derby Experiences, you have the option of attending the most sought-after parties during the weekend at Churchill Downs®. With celebrity appearances, live entertainment, gourmet food and more, you won’t want to miss these parties on Derby weekend.

Taste of Derby

Indulge in a wide range of culinary delights from chefs representing each stop on the Road to the Kentucky Derby and other celebrity chefs at the Taste of Derby™ Party.

Package Inclusions

  • Food Tastings
  • Wine Pairings
  • Premium Open Bar
  • Red Carpet Entry
  • Complimentary Valet Service
  • Live Entertainment

Fillies & Lilies

Head to the Kentucky Derby Museum to enjoy an unforgettable night with an array of live performances, premium food and beverage and interactive entertainment with Derby Experiences at the Fillies & Lilies Party. Treat yourself to high-end cocktails and an exclusive fashion show by esteemed milliner Christine A. Moore. This Kentucky Derby kickoff party will dazzle your senses with all of the sights, sounds and flavors of Churchill Downs.

Package Inclusions

  • Live Entertainment
  • Gourmet Food Stations
  • Premium Open Bar
  • Bourbon Tasting
  • Benefits Horses & Hope
    Horses & Hope increase breast cancer awareness, education, screening and treatment referral among Kentucky's signature horse industry workers and their families

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Barnstable Brown Gala

The Barnstable Brown Gala is a black-tie affair, held at the Barnstable Brown Mansion. If there’s a celebrity attending the race, you’re bound to find them at this party. Past performers and attendees included: Usher, Kid Rock, Paris Hilton, Peyton Manning, Tom Brady, Eli Manning and Brooke Shields. The party is hosted annually by Patricia Barnstable Brown and proceeds benefit Diabetes Research at the University of Kentucky.

Package Inclusions

  • Barnstable Brown Gala Ticket
  • Celebrity Appearances
  • Held at Barnstable Brown Mansion

Winner's Party

Celebrate the conclusion of another thrilling “Run for the Roses” and witness the crowning of a new Derby champion at the Winner’s Party.

Package Inclusions

  • Complimentary Champagne & Wine
  • Heavy Hors d’oeuvres
  • Dancing and more!
  • Appearance from winning owner, jockey and trainer
    subject to change

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