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 2014 Derby Celebration will showcase our Capital City with new and traditional festivities for which the Governor’s Derby Celebration is known—offering plenty of color, excitement, entertainment, children’s activities, and food to suit all tastes. The YMCA Derby Dash on Broadway, and the stick horse races on the Old State Capitol lawn have become annual events which children love to race in. Several downtown restaurants will be open and offering special Derby morning fare.
A free concert featuring bands from across the Commonwealth will headline the entertainment on the Jim Beam Brands Stage directly in front of the Old State Capitol. And the crowd-pleasing tradition of having Kentucky craftsmen exhibiting and selling their work will continue this year.
We hope you and your family will make plans to attend this exciting event in historic downtown Frankfort, always on the morning of the first Saturday in May. Bring your family and invite your friends. This event is open to everyone!