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 live entertainment, a private bourbon lounge, gourmet food buffets and more at the Fillies & Lilies Party, the official kickoff party of the Kentucky Derby®. Located in the Kentucky Derby Museum, this Derby-eve party is the place to be before the weekend's main event.

Package Inclusions

  • Live Entertainment
  • Gourmet Food Stations
  • Premium Open Bar
  • Bourbon Tasting

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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