Unless you’re a Louisville native, the Kentucky Derby can be “just another day” on your calendar. It’s a big deal for us and our city. This year is the 143rd Kentucky Derby, an event rich in history and pageantry. There are lots of events leading up to and including the Derby. Kickoff to the Derby begins this Saturday, April 22, 2017 with Thunder Over Louisville and, of course, ends with “the greatest 2 minutes in sports” on the 1st Saturday in May (May 6, 2017). We hope some of you will be able to participate in a few of the Derby Festival Events during the next few weeks. We’d love to hear about your experiences. Wishing everyone a Very Happy Derby Experience. If you plan on visiting from out of town, click here for helpful information.