It’s the most exciting two weeks in the world… all for a two minute horse race. Nonetheless, the two weeks leading up to the Kentucky Derby are some of the most insane days of the year for Louisville residents. Even … Continue reading The Best Kentucky Derby Festival Events
The largest fireworks display in North America kicks off the beginning of the two week party for the two minute horse race every year in Louisville. Thunder Over Louisville, with amazing weather, went off without a hitch over the weekend (April 18th, 2015), and to us local folks it also marks the beginning of the madness we call The Kentucky Derby Festival. With differing local opinions on actually participating in the Kentucky Derby, there is one thing most of us Louisvillians can agree on: the two weeks leading up to the greatest two minutes in sports at the world’s most legendary racetrack is fun no matter who you are. My goal is to give you a list of the best Kentucky Derby Festival events to attend whether you live here, or you’re just in town for the ride. This is The Local’s Guide to Kentucky Derby Festival. Continue reading “The Local’s Guide to Kentucky Derby Festival”
There has been a lot of speculation over the last couple of years that one of the most attended and most recognized events during the Kentucky Derby Festival, the great steamboat race, would be falling by the wayside soon. The … Continue reading The Great Steamboat Race 2014
All Louisville residents know that Thunder Over Louisville marks the beginning for all the hoopla that comes with the Kentucky Derby. While Derby is not the only thing that Kentuckians know how to do, it is something that we Louisville … Continue reading Kentucky Derby Festival Begins
With the weather in Louisville slowly warming up, and the beginning of April upon us, we local folks are starting to feel that exciting anticipation that comes with the Kentucky Derby and the Kentucky Derby Festival. People come from all … Continue reading A Local Perspective on The Kentucky Derby
**Great Steamboat Race 2014** The Great Steamboat Race on the Ohio River has been a part of Kentucky Derby Festival since 1963 and has become one of the signature events, typically taking place on the Wednesday before the Kentucky Derby. … Continue reading The Great Steamboat Race | Kentucky Derby Festival 2013 | Ohio River
If you ask just about any resident of Louisville what event kicks off the Kentucky Derby Festival, most will say Thunder Over Louisville. While Thunder typically is the kickoff to the two week festival before the Kentucky Derby, we actually … Continue reading Taste of Kentucky Derby Festival
Residents of Louisville know that the most exciting time of year is just around the corner. I’m talking about springtime of course, but more importantly…Kentucky Derby Festival. I’m sure you know people that go out of town every year for Derby weekend because this city turns into crazytown (which, by the way there’s nothing wrong with leaving town for derby weekend), however even those people will most likely attend some of the Kentucky Derby Festival events. There is no denying that during the weeks leading up to the Kentucky Oaks and Kentucky Derby there are a million things to do … Continue reading Louisville Marathon Runners: Kentucky Derby Marathon or Backside Trail Marathon?