Color, flair and fervor – the Kentucky Derby boasts many attractive attributes, drawing in people from around the globe to partake in the splendor. If you think the Kentucky Derby is all horses, hats and mint juleps, though, then you’re missing the wealth of additional features and festivities the event offers.
In April, derby celebrations and events are well under way including some of the finest opportunities to sample culinary delights from Kentucky. Among the events you don’t want to miss are:
Taste of Derby Festival
Wednesday, April 9
5:30 PM – 8:30 PM. Louisville Slugger Field.
Tickets $80, limited availability.
Features exquisite fare from over 65 of Louisville’s
finest restaurants and beverage companies. Bourbon
tasting, bloody mary contest, wine tasting and a
For more information call (502) 966-3821.
Mayor’s Derby Brunch On The River
Sunday, April 27
11 AM – 1:30 PM. Riverside, the Farnsley-Moremen Landing.
A festive brunch featuring a traditional Kentucky breakfast, live riverboat jazz,
and tours of the property including the Moremen Family Chapel.
Tickets $65 or $500 for Table of 8. For tickets or information call
(502) 935-6809 or visit www.riverside-landing.org.
Kentucky Proud Winefest
Tuesday, April 29 and Wednesday April 30
Wine tasting sessions daily 5 PM – 9 PM. Belvedere.
Tickets: $40, includes wine tastings, etched souvenir wine glass and WineFest pin. (21 and
over only. Must present ID upon entry.)
Kentucky Proud WineFest Farm to Table Dinner
Tuesday, April 29, 6 PM – 8 PM.
Tickets $85, limited availabilty (Includes admission to
WineFest). Four-course meal with regionally inspired cuisine. Portion of
proceeds to benefit The Lincoln Foundation.
Tickets available by calling (502) 584-FEST or online at www.kdf.org.
For more information on Kentucky Derby Festival events, check out the official Kentucky Derby Festival App. Visit your APP store, search “KDF” and download for schedules and information.