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

Enjoy a night of food, fun and dancing in the Kentucky Derby Museum at the Fillies & Lilies Party. As the kickoff party for the Kentucky Derby, the Fillies & Lilies Party features live entertainment, celebrity jockey appearances, gourmet food and more.

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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Derby Eve Bourbon & BBQ Throwdown

Treat yourself to a true Kentucky shindig at the Derby Eve Bourbon & BBQ Throwdown at the Jim Beam Distillery. This exclusive after-hours event goes far beyond your traditional distillery experience.

Package Inclusions

  • After Hours Distillery Tour
  • Bourbon Tasting
  • Live Music
  • Southern-style BBQ Feast
  • Two Cocktails
  • Expert Insight
  • Custom bottles available for purchase

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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