Mingle with horse racing enthusiasts, colleagues, and friends at Churchill Downs while savoring regional specialties and spirits. According to Forbes, the Kentucky Derby is one of the “Greatest Bucket-list Sporting Events” in America.
Entertain your friends with the official drink of the Kentucky Derby, the Old Forester Mint Julep. Each year, over 110,000 Mint Juleps are served over the two-day period at Churchill Downs Racetrack.
Whether you’re in the thick of it at Churchill Downs or you’re planning to watch the Kentucky Derby here in the Windy City, it’s an occasion you won’t want to miss. Put on your finest Spring fashions (and don’t forget that hat!) and meet us at the track.
Here are some of our favorite Derby parties, all around the nation.
Derby Day at Arlington Park
The Godfrey’s 5th Annual Kentucky Derby Viewing Event
Hang out at the Godfrey Hotel’s rooftop lounge in your best Derby Day attire in a private booth. Southern comfort in the heart of Chicagoland.
The Trifecta Gala
A black tie event at the new Omni Hotel in Louisville. The Trifecta Gala isn’t specific to the Derby itself, it’s a staple event at most major sporting events throughout the year.
Great Balloon Festival
The festival isn’t centered around the Derby itself, but it’s still a lot of fun. A festival of five events leading up to the big race, it’s a tradition started in 1973.
Wherever you decide to spend your Derby day, contact your CUI concierge to secure your plans.
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