The Kentucky Derby is a horse race held annually in Louisville, Kentucky, United States on the first Saturday in May. Here are some helpful suggestions for your first trip to the Kentucky Derby!
Fashion vs. Comfort
In many ways, the Kentucky Derby is the world’s largest and most entertaining fashion show, with impressive hats and clothes! You’ll be on your feet and walking a lot, so pack a pair of comfortable shoes to change into during the day.
You MUST have your tickets in order to get through the gates. Please note that the only place that has official permission to buy and resell Kentucky Derby tickets is the Kentucky Derby Ticket Exchange. Law enforcement officials will be on site to prevent people from selling tickets at a much higher price.
If you have questions about your tickets in advance of the Derby, please call Churchill Downs customer service at 502-636-4400.