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The Kentucky Derby Festival

Monday, May 9th, 2011

Have you ever spent time in Louisville, Kentucky during Kentucky Derby time? Do you know how the city of Louisville parties and how the celebrate the wonderful event of the Kentucky Derby? The Kentucky Derby is an annual horse race held in Louisville, Kentucky on the first Saturday in May.Here is what to expect at the Kentucky Derby Festival.

First of all the Kentucky Derby does not start on Saturday and end on Saturday. It starts about 3-4 week beforehand with Thunder over Louisville. This is a huge fireworks festival that allows the city of Louisville to take a week or two to party, drink, and just have fun.

The next thing you should expect is to know that he Bars and Clubs are packed for about a full month during this time in Louisville. Once Thunder over Louisville starts the Kentucky Derby Festival starts and does not stop until the week after the Kentucky Derby. The entire month the city parties like they have nothing better to do with their lives.

This is a celebration time for those of Louisville. There are parties among parties out there and the bars become crazy and fun all throughout the night. The Bourbon is flowing and the celebrities come from all over the world to get a piece of this action. You will most likely see a celebrity or two either at the actual Kentucky Derby or partying in Louisville before or after the Kentucky Derby.

The first horse race of the weekend is the Kentucky Oaks, which can be a very exciting Friday for any horse racing or partying fan. Most of Louisville takes the day off for this event and starts their weekend very early. They tend to continue their weekend all the way through the Kentucky Derby and into the night of that specific Saturday.

You must be very careful of how you spend your time in Louisville during Kentucky Derby time. Make sure to book your hotel as soon as possible since they become very full very fast. Expect to pay more than normal for your hotel room and for any other travel that you will need. Be careful about driving after drinking and be careful not to make too much of a fool of yourself. Also know that most of the clubs have a dress code so be prepared.

So the Kentucky Derby Festival starts with Thunder over Louisville and the party does not stop until after the Kentucky Derby has passed and the bars and clubs have been closed for the weekend. This is a month long party that is both crazy and fun. There is a feel to the party that is amazing and the city is something other than what you will ever see at any other point of the year.

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