Derby Day in Louisville
Put on your flashiest suit, grab a mint julep, and get to Louisville this May for the most ostentatious display of Southern gentlemanliness: The Kentucky Derby. Louisville manages to stretch “the greatest two minutes in sports” into a month-long party with the Kentucky Derby Festival, which includes a marathon, steamboat race, beer festival, parades, and more. Of course, betting on the horses at Churchill Downs on Derby Day (May 6 this year) is the main draw. While in town be sure to visit the Louisville Slugger Museum and Louisville Mega Cavern, the latter of which is home to an underground bike park with 45 trails of single track, dual slalom, and jumps spread over 320,000 square feet.