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Events & Parties

Celebrate the Kentucky Derby in style

Leading up to the most exciting two minutes of our year, we celebrate the Kentucky Derby with signature events.

The Mint Julep Sunset Social is a high-end culinary experience curated by Mint Julep held the Thursday before the Kentucky Derby each year. Two nights before the big horse race after Thurby, we head to a picturesque Hermitage Farm for a sunset horse farm tour, family-style Southern dinner, drinks and dancing.

We organize three different Kentucky Derby Week public tours that you can book online visiting Horse Country, Bourbon Country and the Best of Kentucky.

A number of options for customized tours and VIP transportation are available the week of the Kentucky Derby. Our Experience Coordinators can build your Derby week itinerary seeing all the sights, tasting the best bourbon and visiting top horse farms.

Public Derby Tours


Current offerings for 2020 DERBY WEEK EXPERIENCES


After Derby Dinner Party
at Bourbon Barrel Loft

8 p.m. - 11 p.m. | $99 per person

End your Derby day enjoying local KY fare, brews, and cocktails at the Bourbon Barrel Loft in downtown Louisville. This after Derby party includes (2) adult beverage drink tickets and a Kentucky-inspired buffet of heavy appetizers. Any additional beverage purchases, guests will pay on their own.

Arrive at your leisure, enjoy local fare, and reminisce on the day. A Mint Julep Expereinces staff member will greet you with a wristband and included drink tickets upon entry to the loft.


Derby Day Transportation

To and From Churchill Downs

Skip the parking lines, beat the traffic and save your walking feet by reserving custom Derby Day transportation to and from Churchill Downs. We'll pickup from wihtin Louisville, Lexington, Bardstown, Kentucky Bourbon Trail® stops, Nashville and others upon request. Our fleet includes luxcury SUVs, small and large executive buses. Along with guaranteed departure times, there will be a Mint Julep host on board as well as bottled water, ice and air-conditioning.

Vehicles have preferred onsite access and parking at Churchill Downs, so you’ll be dropped off steps away from the entrance.


Kentucky Derby Sunset Social

at Hermitage Farm

Travel to historic and charming Hermitage Farm for Mint Julep's newest high-end, exclusive culinary experience to kick off your Kentucky Derby week! This exclusive experience includes guided transportation, sunset horse farm tour, build-your-own mint julep cocktail, family-style Southern meal and a craft cocktail.

Departs from Omni Hotel at 6:15 p.m and returns at 10 p.m.


Download The Kentucky Derby Guide

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