The race itself may only last two minutes, but Louisville more than makes up for that brevity with long-lasting revelry. And to showcase the local excitement, Yelp Louisville put its own spin on Derby with the second annual Yelp’s Countdown to Derby, featuring six events over the six days leading up to the big race.
This year’s Countdown included events not found elsewhere in the city and ranged from free to cheap, for children and adults. More than 450 people came out to events that featured great eats, Derby de-stressing with dogs and yoga, Derby 101 with the actual Derby horses, food trucks, bourbon, a sunset cocktail soiree, an extra special perch for watching the Great Steamboat Race, a pink pajama Oaks brunch and more. Learn more via the main event page, and view the photos and slideshow.
Big thank you to all of the sponsors!
Kentucky Derby Museum • Kentucky Derby Festival • Kentucky Yoga Initiative • South 4th Street • Maker’s Mark • Get It On A Bun At Booty’s • Louisville Dessert Truck • Red Top Gourmet Hotdogs • Louisville Sushi Truck • SnoWhat Snoballs • Crosley Radio • Magnolia Photo Booth Co. • Louisville Water Tower • CirqueLouis • Copper And Kings • Art Eatables • FireFresh BBQ (and here) • FoodCraft • Jennifer Laura Palmer Art • HAY DJ • ZEGGZ Amazing Eggs