Kick off Derby Week with style at Opening Night: Style Under the Stars and enjoy fashion right out of the gate!

Enjoy an evening of heart-pounding racing featuring Derby-inspired fashion displays with Gunnar Deatherage, Rodes For Him & For Her and Kentucky Derby featured Milliners all while you listen to the sounds of Unusual Heat featuring Zach Longoria.

  • Immerse yourself in Derby inspired fashion installations constructed by Gunnar Deatherage
  • See the latest Kentucky Derby trackside trends with a style display from Rodes For Him & For Her in the Aristides Garden
  • Gain style tips from featured Kentucky Derby Milliners

For groups of 24+, please contact group sales at 502-636-4450 or fill out our Group Request Form

Must be 18+ to enter, or accompanied by a responsible adult.

Churchill Downs will be open free-of-charge daily from 7-10 a.m. so guests can watch the nation's top 3-year-old Thoroughbreds train toward their engagements in this year's Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks. Location of viewing is Sections 115-117 and guests will not be allowed to bring outside food or beverage. The Paddock Grill will be open for food and beverage purchases.