DERBY TIME IN KENTUCKY is truly one of the most exciting, colorful, and special times of the year. Since 1936, there have been gatherings, both large and small, in the Capital City to celebrate the Kentucky Derby.
The 2015 Derby Celebration will showcase our Capital City with new and traditional festivities for which the Governor’s Derby Celebration is known—offering plenty of entertainment, children’s activities and a variety of specialty vendors with arts, crafts and more.
A free concert featuring bands from across the Commonwealth will headline the entertainment on the Jim Beam Brands Stage, located directly in front of the Old State Capitol. Several downtown restaurants will be open and offering special Derby morning fare. And, back again this year will be children’s favorites, the YMCA Derby Dash on Broadway and the stick horse races on the Old State Capitol lawn.
We hope you and your family will make plans to attend this exciting event in historic downtown Frankfort, on the morning of the first Saturday in May. Bring your family and invite your friends. This event is open to everyone!