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.
Earth Day is on Sunday, April 22nd. What better way of honoring our planet, than by going outside to enjoy it? Plan your next spring adventure, from bird watching to flower festivals, with assistance from your CUI Concierge!
Mississippi Palisades State Park
Located near the Mississippi River in northwestern Illinois, this 2,500-acre state park is a bird watching paradise.
National Cherry Blossom Festival
Enjoy rows of Cherry Blossoms in Washington, DC that honor the friendship between Japan and the United States.
A Wisconsin treasure, filled with 16 acres of outdoor display gardens and a tropical conservatory.
Every year Washington State’s Skagit Valley, blooms with fields of Tulips welcoming flower enthusiasts.
The Chicago Flower & Garden Show at Navy Pier has been a city favorite since its inception in 1847.
From March 14 to 18, more than 40,000 attendees will step into spring with life-sized gardens, DIY workshops, garden-to-table cooking presentations, a bustling marketplace and more. In this year’s exhibition, “Every Garden Has a Story to Tell,” the Flower & Garden show details Chicago’s sensitive side by interpreting the way flowers and gardens play pivotal roles in our lives and literature.
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The Cubs and White Sox start their Spring Training games on Friday, February 23rd! Plan your Spring baseball Trip to see your favorite team in action with assistance from your CUI Concierge!
Mardi Gras is on Tuesday, February 13th, 2018, with (most) celebrations starting February 3rd or 10th! Mardi Gras, or “Fat Tuesday” is the last day of the carnival season, which falls the day before Ash Wednesday!
Cruise on the Anita Dee on February 3rd! The Mardi Gras Booze Cruise starts at 8:30 pm and will go until 11:30 pm. Contact your CUI Concierge to secure your Top Tickets!