Kentucky Derby Festival

Tuesday, Apr 16, 2024 at 6:00am

Various Location


6:00 AM – 11:00 AM: AT&T Morning Line

With a dozen regional radio stations broadcasting their morning shows from the Kentucky Derby Museum, AT&T’s Morning Line has become a staple on the Derby Festival schedule of events.

Interviews includes Derby Festival guests such as the Queen & Royal Court, Festival Chair, as well as the KDF President and CEO. Local celebrities, politicians, coaches, jockeys, and trainers also make the radio rounds and the Governor of Kentucky may just make a visit.

The event began as a regional outreach effort of the Derby Festival to promote not only Festival and Derby events, but the entire state as a tourism destination throughout the year.

Location: Kentucky Derby Museum - 704 Central Ave, Louisville, KY 40208

10:00 AM – 8:30 PM: Ladies Day at Stock Yards Bank $1 Million Dollar Hole-in-One Golf Contest

Women enjoy 2 swings for $1 all day!

We keep trying to give the money away! In its 34th year, the $1 million dollar prize is still up for grabs in the finals of the $1 Million Dollar Hole-In-One Golf Contest. Anyone from beginners to scratch golfers can take a swing. If no one gets the million, they can still walk away with a terrific First Prize, $5,000!

Preliminaries are held for 10 days. The Hole-In-One is open daily. Each golf ball is only $1. Get 10 FREE golf balls with the purchase of a $10 Pegasus Pin at the event.

Location: Seneca Golf Course Driving Range - 2300 Pee Wee Reese Rd, Louisville, KY 40205

5:30 PM - 8:00 PM: Taste of Derby Festival

Start planning NOW to attend this spectacular event at Louisville Slugger Field. Tickets will not be sold at the door.

What’s better than sampling some of Louisville’s best dishes and helping a worthy cause? Not much. Perhaps that’s why each year the turnout increases for the Derby Festival “Taste of Derby Festival.”

All proceeds from the event benefit the Dare to Care Food Bank (contact Dare To Care by calling 502-966-3821).

This is the 23rd year for the Taste of Derby Festival event (and 35th year as a Taste event that supports Dare to Care Food Bank), which features signature dishes from more than 50 of Louisville’s finest restaurants and beverage companies. There is also a bourbon tasting, wine tasting, and a silent auction.

The Taste of Derby Festival has the feel of an upscale cocktail party, but it’s open to the public – as long as tickets are still available. The participating restaurants will offer a selection of signature appetizers, entrees and dessert items. Some of the liquor vendors will feature small-batch brands not commonly available. A Silent Auction returns to the event offering unique items from generous donors.

All proceeds benefit the Dare to Care Food Bank.

Location: Louisville Slugger Field - 401 E Main St, Louisville, KY 40202

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