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Experience Kentucky Derby
Louisville, KY . September 5, 2020 or May 1, 2021
Melissa Budd-Wilkowski

I highly recommend Bucket List Events! Thank you for showing our group a fantastic time! Every activity was well organized and so much fun!

Melissa Budd-Wilkowski
Melissa Budd-Wilkowski

I highly recommend Bucket List Events! Thank you for showing our group a fantastic time! Every activity was well organized and so much fun!

Melissa Budd-Wilkowski

Don’t miss the biggest party in sports

Join Bucket List Events for the Kentucky Derby in Louisville and an amazing weekend of parties, people watching, fashion and thrilling horse races.

We offer packages that include tours of bourbon distilleries, convenient hotel accommodations, transportation, and a number of options for race day tickets. From VIP service at the track to exclusive access to the Barnstable Brown Party, our Kentucky Derby packages will treat you to the experience of a lifetime. Depending on your preference there are many premium hospitality lounges that offer an array of wagering facilities, open bars, cuisine and much more!

Book with us for 2020 or 2021. What’s included?

Here’s what you get with our Kentucky Derby package:
  • Three nights at the Crowne Plaza, minutes from Churchill Downs
  • Reserved seats for the Kentucky Derby, with optional ticket upgrades
  • Derby day transportation
  • Friday tour of bourbon distilleries with tastings and lunch, or Kentucky Oaks
  • Daily breakfast
  • Welcome reception
  • Kentucky Derby gift package
  • Shuttle service to and from the airport
  • Options to customize packages
  • On-site assistance from Derby experts
Ticket sections Single Occupancy Double Occupancy Quad Occupancy
1st Floor Grandstand $4255 per person $2875 per person $2295 per person
1st Floor Clubhouse $4655 per person $3175 per person $2695 per person
3rd Floor Grandstand $5155 per person $3775 per person $3195 per person
3rd Floor Clubhouse $5455 per person $4075 per person $3495 per person

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Lodging options

Finding a hotel room in Louisville during Derby can be a headache, but we’ve established a relationship with one of the closest hotels to the track so we can offer rooms to Bucket List travelers. The Louisville Crowne Plaza Hotel is located minutes from the airport and Churchill Downs and is equipped with all of the modern facilities you could need during your stay in Louisville.

  • Excellent location

Minutes from the airport and from Churchill Downs, you’ll never feel rushed. You’ll have easy access to downtown Louisville and the historic Ohio River waterfront. The hotel is also just a short distance from major attractions like the Louisville Zoo, the Mega Cavern Caves, and the Kentucky Kingdom theme park.

  • Features you’ll love

With premium bedding, dedicated quiet zones, and wellness facilities, you can rest easy and calm. But with free wifi, fitness facilities, and dining options, you won’t ever have to slow down if you don’t want to! The Crowne Plaza has everything you need, no matter your speed.

Talk to our team about the possibility of building a custom experience.

Browse the map below to see where your hotel is in relation to Derby, the Louisville airport, and all of the great sights you’ll want to see during your trip:

Pricing and ticketing

Our Kentucky Derby travel packages are customized to fit your needs, schedule, and budget. Ticketing for Derby is complicated, as there are many options for admission and seating starting at general admission up to VIP boxes for tens of thousands of dollars. For more detailed breakdown of the different options for Kentucky Derby tickets, click here.

Submit the form to your right for a complete quote for your Derby adventure.

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Party and tour options

Make the most of your Kentucky Derby trip by attending the exclusive parties and galas that have made this event into an extravaganza for Southern socialites. Explore historic and charming Louisville, one of America’s most underrated cities. When you travel to the Kentucky Derby with Bucket List Events, you can choose to add the following tour options to trip:

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Horse stable tour
Celebrate Derby Week with a full day in Horse Country. Meet the past and future stars of Derby, the beautiful horses raised and trained on two thoroughbred farms in the gorgeous Kentucky countryside.
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Longines Kentucky Oaks
Attend this exclusive race for 3-year-old thoroughbred female horses with a wide range of affordable ticketing options. This particular race is one of America’s longest held horse races is still takes place in its original location since 1875. There is a wild pink fashion contest at the event as well.

 VIP parties and galas 
From the Barnstable Brown Gala, to Vegas in the Ville, to the Silks Eve Bash,  we can help you get into exclusive Kentucky Derby parties and galas. Mix and mingle with celebrities and southern socialites at VIP events before and after the race. Inquire for a quote!
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Bourbon distillery tours
Wanna know what made Kentucky famous? Explore one of Kentucky’s historic bourbon distilleries and spend the afternoon sipping liquid gold. This is included in our packages.


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Kentucky Derby Sales Expert
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