Kentucky Derby 2016 events in Louisville festival parade boat race balloon chow wagon and How to throw a Derby party
Posted by Heidi Fore on Friday, April 15, 2016 at 5:36 PM By Heidi Fore / April 15, 2016 Comment
Kentucky Derby 2016 events in Louisville
- Saturday 4/23 Thunder Over Louisville
- Thursday 4/28 Kroger Fest-A-Ville and Chow Wagon at Waterfront Park
- Sat 4/30 & Sun 5/1 Cherokee Triangle Art Fair
- Mon 5/2 Great Balloon Race
- Tues through Thursday – Dawn At The Downs
- Wednesday 5/4 – Great Steamboat Race, Bed Races, Happy Tail Hour
- Thursday 5/5 Pegasus Parade
- Friday 5/6 – Oaks Day at Churchill Downs
- Saturday 5/7 – Derby Day at Churchill Downs
How to throw a Derby party.
- Serve Hot Browns, fried chicken and benetictine spread, bacon and spinich salad, cucumber-tomato pasta salad, strawberries, Mint Juleps and sweet tea
- There are fun ways to bet on the races without actually betting, like drawing the winner from a hat, everyone draws a horse and you pay $1 per draw. Winner takes all. For even more fun, add a separate hat to guess the horse that comes in last!
- Check out Liquor Barn and Party City for cute plates and napkins with a Derby theme.