Derby Week Festivities


Photo taken by Payton Sims at Churchill Downs.

Maggie Doheny and Payton Sims

The week leading up to the Kentucky Derby holds many traditions and celebrations in Louisville. These are some of the popular events leading up to Derby:

  • Wednesday, May 2nd – The Great Steamboat Race
  • Thursday, May 3rd – Pegasus Parade
  • Thursday, May 3rd – Judah and the Lion at Waterfront Park
  • Friday, May 4th – Oaks
  • Saturday, May 5th – Kentucky Derby

To find out more about upcoming Derby events, check out this website: