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The 194th Running of the Kentucky Derby will be held on Saturday, May 6, 2023. The attendance at the Kentucky Derby surpasses the attendance to all other stakes on the North American continent, including the Preakness Stakes, the Beaumont Stakes and the Breeders’ Cup.
Very few sporting events can match the excitement of the Kentucky Derby. Beautiful people dressed in gorgeous clothes with fabulous hats. The “Run for the Roses,” Mint Juleps, “My Old Kentucky Home,” betting on the handsome horses – it’s a real icon of Americana. The Kentucky Derby truly is “the most exciting two minutes in sports.”
Fun Fact – The Kentucky Derby was started by Meriwether Lewis Clark, the grandson of William Clark, of Lewis and Clark fame.
If you can’t make it to Louisville this year, the next best place to see the Kentucky Derby has to be the National Union Building! Drink the District is hosting this one of a kind party in the historic building, built in 1890 in the lively Penn Quarter.
Your ticket will include a complimentary Mint Julep. This delicious bourbon cocktail is made with bourbon, sugar, mint and crushed ice. And, of course, the drink will be made with Kentucky bourbon!
#Fun Fact – The Kentucky Derby propelled the Mint Julep to the popularity it currently enjoys. Now fans across the country drink Mint Juleps while watching the races.
You can enjoy faux betting at their “bookie bar.”
Fun Fact – The top five favorite horses to win the Kentucky Derby are:
- Angel of Empire
- Two Phil’s
- Derme Sotogate
The winner will probably be one of these five but who knows?
Dress to impress and wear a big hat!
There will be multiple entertainment acts throughout the party and throughout the multiple floors of the venue. Delectable food will be available for purchase as well as alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages. There will be multiple televisions for watching the Kentucky Derby.
Fun Fact – There’s one advantage to seeing the Kentucky Derby in Washington, D.C. The National Union Building is air conditioned.
You must be 21+ to attend Derby Days. And you’ll need to have a valid photo ID to enter.
Are you looking for a way to save money on Derby Days? Of course, you are. Book your tickets here and you can save $6 (23% discount) on each ticket.