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Derby Week

Celebrate the 150th Kentucky Derby in Louisville

Leading up to the most exciting two minutes in sports each year, we celebrate Kentucky Derby week with signature Derby events and exclusive tours. In addition to Mint Julep’s Derby Week activities, you can attend the month-long Kentucky Derby Festival, visit the Kentucky Derby Museum and tour Churchill Downs.

Kentucky Derby Week with Mint Julep Experiences Includes

  • Derby Sunset Social Party on Thurby
  • Bourbon Distillery Tours throughout the week
  • Horse Farm Tours throughout the week
  • Derby Transportation Services


Derby Trumpet Week during Kentucky Derby Week


Horse Farm in Horse Country

Derby Week Tours

Bourbon Country & Horse Country

Tours Available Wednesday - Sunday

During Derby Week tour Bourbon Country and Horse Country, two iconic pieces of Kentucky culture. Visit bourbon distilleries and horse farms on public and cusotm tours.

Experience what makes the state of Kentucky so great with a day filled with bourbon and/or horses. Derby Week Tours include full tours at bourbon distilleries, beloved Kentucky horse farms and iconic Derby sites in the Bluegrass state. Enjoy a local, Southern-inspired lunch, full destination tour and bourbon tastings.

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Hermitage Farm Derby Party


at Hermitage Farm

Thursday, May 2nd | 5:15 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Travel to historic and charming Hermitage Farm for an high-end, exclusive culinary experience to kick off your Kentucky Derby week! This exclusive experience includes transportation, a sunset horse farm tour, build-your-own mint julep bar, three-course Southern meal and two craft cocktails.

Transportation from the Omni Hotel

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Bourbon Trail Transportation

Transportation Services
during Derby Week

Whether it's group transportation to and from an event, or a ride to Derby itself, Mint Julep Experiences offers an array of transportation services. From luxury SUVs to 27 passenger buses, travel with confidence and ease.

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Kentucky Derby Festival

The Kentucky Derby festival stretches ‘the most exciting two minutes in sports’ into a month-long party. The Kentucky Derby Festival celebrates spring and the Kentucky Derby with fun and exciting events for all.

Festival Events Include:

  • Thunder Over Louisville, one of the nation’s largest annual fireworks extravaganza
  • A half and full marathon
  • Hot-air balloon events
  • The Great Steamboat Race, where historic paddle-wheelers race on the Ohio River
  • The Pegasus Parade
  • And more!

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Guys Dressed Up for Derby Week Events

Download The Kentucky Derby Guide

Let’s Talk Derby! From classic mint julep cocktail recipes to must attend Derby events, this is your guide.