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Hooray, Hooray, First Saturday in May

Even if you don't know anything about horse racing, the Kentucky Derby is a day to remember. It's all about the parties, the food, the beverages and, of course, the fantasmagorical hats that signify the festivities of this first Saturday in May. So load up on the ingredients for mint juleps, bourbon bacon caramel popcorn, and shrimp and grits, and get ready to celebrate the sport of kings. The greatest two minutes of sports is preceded by an entire Derby week, so plan your visit accordingly. Explore Louisville, check out the fireworks, balloon rides and the Derby Festival, and don't miss the Great Steamboat Race.

Utrip Tips

* Ticketing information for the 2018 Kentucky Derby can be found here. The online sale will occur in November 2017. You will receive information regarding the sale by email in the Fall of 2017.

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