Best Kentucky Derby Parties Surrounding Triple Crown Race In Louisville

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Written By Giovanni Shorter | Last Updated
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The Kentucky Derby is one of the premiere horse racing events every year. Fans and celebrities alike attend Churchill Downs annually to partake in all the festivities. Alongside betting on the race itself, there are several parties ongoing during Derby weekend that fans can partake in. Here are four standout Kentucky Derby parties for fans this weekend.

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FanDuel Derby Party

For Kentucky Derby parties starters, FanDuel is hosting its party Friday night after Oaks Day at Churchill Downs. The event will take place at Old Forester’s Paristown Hall in Louisville, Kentucky.

This party is an invite-only event and features Luke Bryan and Ne-Yo as musical guests.

Doors open at 7 p.m. Eastern time and will run until midnight.

Fillies & Lillies Party At Churchill Downs

Fans can head on over to the Kentucky Derby Museum at Churchill Downs for the Fillies & Lillies event. This party will feature live music performances and a silent auction. Fans can also partake in bourbon tasting and enter a raffle for various prizes. This event kicks off on May 3, the first night of the Kentucky Derby.

Fans with premium and all-inclusive tickets can attend this Kentucky Derby kickoff party. Expect to see gourmet food, live roaming performers, a premium open bar with top-shelf liquor, and more.

Revel At The Races Kentucky Derby Event Hosted By Sports Illustrated

Sports Illustrated is hosting the Revel at the Races event on May 3. This is the first night of the Derby, and to celebrate, the sports media conglomerate is hosting a major event. Fans can expect to see a musical performance by The Chainsmokers.

Revel at the Races will take place at the Ice House venue in Louisville. Tickets and tables for Revel at the Races are being sold separately from Kentucky Derby tickets.

The next day, legendary Cowboys running back Emmitt Smith is hosting race day at Club SI located at Churchill Downs. Bettors can wager on Kentucky Derby odds and catch the race from the trackside outdoor viewing area.

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Winner’s Party At Churchill Downs

Returning to the Kentucky Derby Museum at Churchill Downs on May 4, fans can attend the Winners Party. This event runs on Saturday night and will see the crowning of the Derby Champion. The winning owner, trainer, and jockey will be in attendance. This is an exclusive event, however, and is invite-only.

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