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.

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
  • Appearance from winning owner, jockey and trainer
    subject to change

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