Top events to attend during the Kentucky Derby weekend

Louisville, KY – Known for its love of Kentucky fried chicken, bourbon and horses combines its love of all three in one exciting weekend annually in the first weekend in May. This weekend, formally referred to as the Kentucky Derby Festival of events which encompasses most notably the 142nd running of the Kentucky Derby, brings Kentuckians as well as patrons worldwide to this great Bluegrass State. On this particular weekend as those enjoy ‘the greatest 2 minutes in sports’, we want to ensure while you are here you enjoy the diverse atmosphere of activities and all the southern hospitality you can stand!
Check out the Best of The Ville – Derby 142 Weekend:

Friday, May 6th

Restaurants/Bars:
4th Street Live!
Bourbon’s Bistro – The Ave.
The Seafood Lady

Day life:
Kentucky Oaks Races
Kentucky Derby Museum
The Muhammad Ali Center
Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory

Nightlife:
The Hermitage Derby Toast: Vanity Fair & Longines at 21c Museum Hotel
Fillies & Stallions Party at the Mellwood Arts Ctr.
The Goodtimers 18th Annual Derby Eve Bash at the Henry Clay
All White Derby Eve Cruise on the Belle of Louisville
50 Cent, Young Buck & DJ E-Feezy Concert at Club Liv

Saturday, May 7th

Restaurants/Bars:
The Winner’s Circle Bourbon Brunch at Le Moo
Griff’s Cardinal Towne on Cardinal Blvd. (University of Louisville Campus)
Brendon’s Catch 23 on 4th St. Downtown

Day life:
Kentucky Derby 142 at Churchill Downs
The Evan Williams Bourbon Experience
Dream Team’s 1st Annual All White Derby Day Party at the Kentucky African American Heritage Ctr.

Nightlife:
The Darrell Griffith Foundation Experience at the Kentucky International Convention Ctr. featuring Jeremiah
2 Chains & Jim Jones in Concert at Club Liv
K. Michelle Live Performance at Legend’s
Lil Boosie & Kevin Gates at the Kentucky Exposition Ctr.

Sunday, May 8

Restaurants/Bars:
The Toast on Market St.
Harvest on Market St.
The Silver Dollar: Whiskey By The Drink on Frankfort Ave.

Day life:
Kentucky Derby Festival Chow Wagon
The Goodtimers Day Party at Icehouse
8up Elevated Drinkery & Kitchen
Marketplace Restaurant

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