Kentucky Derby Opening Night at Churchill Downs

April 27, 2019

April 27, 2019

17:00 To 23:30

Kentucky Derby, 700 Central Avenue, Louisville, KY, United States, 40208

Event Description

Saturday, April  27th 2019 
5:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.

Kick off Kentucky Derby Week in style as Churchill Downs partners with the Fund for the Arts to combine the Thrill of Racing and the Best of Louisville Arts. Opening Night is a “Dress to Impress” occasion.  Witness a variety of artists, live performances & art installations, and 10 thrilling thoroughbred races make this night a one-of-a-kind experience.

Event Highlights Include:

  • Pop Up Performances by: Kentucky Shakespeare, Louisville Leopards and Louisville Listens
  • Art Installations by: Wheeler Elementary, Francisco Cardona and local mural artists
  • Performance Art by: KMAC and Frazier History Museum
  • Plaza Stage Lineup: Yoya Dance Troupe, Dancer’s Center for Training, Karen Chavis and Zach Langoria Project
  • What to Wear: Guests are encouraged to incorporate the color orange for the evening celebrating local artists for their talent and passion to create.
  • Stakes Races: William Walker Stakes (listed)

View the Opening Night Menu available in our dining rooms.  For groups of 24+, please call group sales at 502-636-4450

Event Information


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