The 2019 Derby Celebration will showcase Frankfort 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. The 7th annual Pedal for the Posies adult tricycle race will also take place. 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 artists exhibiting and selling their work will continue this year.
The event is free and open to everyone. Parking is available.