Party at the Races
Party at Peterson–Dumesnil House
Tuesday, September 21
6:30-10:30 PM, Buses start rotating at 6:00 PM at the Convention Center
The Peterson-Dumesnil House has been a Louisville landmark since 1869. The Peterson-Dumesnil House Foundation strives to preserve the House, providing the neighborhood a sense of historic identity; to serve as a gathering place for Crescent Hill; to find economically viable uses for the house; and to maintain it for future generations. Kick back and relax, Southern style, on the grounds of this historic mansion. Have a mint-julip, or other specialty bourbon drink with dinner and catch up with your peers from around the country. There will be food, and Goodman will be giving out drink tickets.
Costume Party at the Louisville Palace
Theme: Off to the Races
Wednesday, September 22
Since its opening in 1928, millions of patrons have come to The Louisville Palace for the finest movies and best in live entertainment. Rededicated in 1994, The Louisville Palace is alive and well, and the Louisville community is enriched by the multitude of exciting performances. Today, the name is synonymous with the finest in touring Broadway attractions, local, national, and international performing arts presentations, classic films, and concert engagements featuring contemporary, gospel, R&B, variety, comedy, and country artists. A treasure to generations of Louisvillians, the theatre’s legacy as Louisville’s grand Palace for entertainment continues!
September 22nd will be our “Off to the Races” show theme day, during the day and also at this costume party in the evening at the decadent Palace Theater. Everyone’s encouraged to dress up in theme. You can interpret “races” any way, horse races, car races, etc. Prizes will be given out for best costumes, and best decorated booths. There will be food, and sponsors will have drink tickets.
Party at Churchill Downs
Thursday, September 23
5:00 – 9:00 PM, Buses begin rotating at 4:30 from the Convention Center
In 1875, Churchill Downs officially opened its gates in Louisville, and began its tradition as “Home of the Kentucky Derby.” The Derby is now the longest continually-running sporting event in America and is known as the most exciting two minutes in sports. In 1875, the track’s inaugural meet reached nearly 10,000 spectators, unknowingly initiating an annual ritual that is now universally recognized bringing in record-breaking crowds of more than 170,000.
It’s Race Night at Churchill Downs! There will be multiple horse races for you to watch while you enjoy the food and drinks on the exclusive deck over the track. The sponsors will have drink tickets and also a limited amount of $5 betting tickets. EverPro will also be sponsoring one of the races!