The Local’s Guide to Kentucky Derby Festival

The largest fireworks display in North America kicks off the beginning of the two week party for the two minute horse race every year in Louisville. Thunder Over Louisville, with amazing weather, went off without a hitch over the weekend (April 18th, 2015), and to us local folks it also marks the beginning of the madness we call The Kentucky Derby Festival. With differing local opinions on actually participating in the Kentucky Derby, there is one thing most of us Louisvillians can agree on: the two weeks leading up to the greatest two minutes in sports at the world’s most legendary racetrack is fun no matter who you are. My goal is to give you a list of the best Kentucky Derby Festival events to attend whether you live here, or you’re just in town for the ride. This is The Local’s Guide to Kentucky Derby Festival. Continue reading “The Local’s Guide to Kentucky Derby Festival”

Louisville Marathon Runners: Kentucky Derby Marathon or Backside Trail Marathon?

Residents of Louisville know that the most exciting time of year is just around the corner.  I’m talking about springtime of course, but more importantly…Kentucky Derby Festival.  I’m sure you know people that go out of town every year for Derby weekend because this city turns into crazytown (which, by the way there’s nothing wrong with leaving town for derby weekend), however even those people will most likely attend some of the Kentucky Derby Festival events.  There is no denying that during the weeks leading up to the Kentucky Oaks and Kentucky Derby there are a million things to do … Continue reading Louisville Marathon Runners: Kentucky Derby Marathon or Backside Trail Marathon?