Calendar Events

Trick or Treat at the Track

Trick or Treat at the Track at Family Adventure Day is the perfect event for the entire family to enjoy Halloween fun under the Twin Spires, a day of thrilling racing, and over 15 activities that kids under 12 can enjoy.

Sunday, October 29th


Celebrate Thanksgiving weekend at the track with 6 exciting Stakes races, including up and coming Kentucky Derby hopefuls.

Daily from Thursday, November 23rd to Thursday, November 23rd

Churchill Downs Tours

Daily from Sunday, January 1st to Monday, January 1st

Live Racing

Every week - Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday from Wednesday, November 1st to Wednesday, November 22nd


Every week - Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday from Wednesday, November 1st to Thursday, November 30th

Race & Sports Book

Every week - Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday from Wednesday, November 1st to Sunday, December 31st

Senior Day

Every other Wednesday from Wednesday, November 1st to Wednesday, November 15th

Closing Weekend

Daily from Friday, November 24th to Sunday, November 26th

Opening Night

Kick-off Derby Week with the most stylish night in horse racing. Preview 2024 Kentucky Derby trends with a fashion show and gain style tips from featured Kentucky Derby Milliners.

Saturday, April 27th

Dawn at the Downs

Everyone’s favorite behind-the-scenes tradition. Spend your morning at Churchill Downs to watch your favorite Derby and Oaks contenders warm up on the track while listening to expert commentary.

Daily from Sunday, April 28th to Monday, April 29th


Kentucky Derby Week’s newest experience: 502’sDay celebrates the community, Louisville’s Kentucky Derby tradition makers, inspiration providers and die-hard Derby fans.

Tuesday, April 30th

Champions Day

Champions Day shines a spotlight on the rich history of the Kentucky Derby and the thrilling world of thoroughbred racing.

Wednesday, May 1st


An unforgettable showcase of all things Kentucky, Thurby continues to celebrate Kentucky’s culture: bourbon, Bluegrass and racing!

Thursday, May 2nd

Kentucky Oaks

The Longines Kentucky Oaks is where the finest 3-year-old fillies take the stage in a quest for glory. It's a day filled with adrenaline, elegance, and a powerful message.

Friday, May 3rd

Kentucky Derby

The 150TH Kentucky Derby presented by Woodford Reserve is the world’s Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports®.

Saturday, May 4th

Official Kentucky Derby Store

Shop the latest Kentucky Derby fashions, collectibles and more!

Visit the Derby Museum

The Kentucky Derby Museum is one of the region’s premier attractions, celebrating the tradition, history, hospitality, and pride of the world-renowned event that is the Kentucky Derby.

Visiting Information

Learn more on what to expect during your visit to Churchill Downs.

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