Kentucky in May. Churchill Downs and the Kentucky Derby, relaxing with a mint julip. That is everyone picture of Kentucky in May, but there are many more things going on state wide and if you are looking for something unusual and fun, think about coming to Kentucky in May and see just how much fun can be packed into a single month. Choose from Kentucky Derby Festival, BBQ and the Beatles, but what ever one you choose, get your reservations in now. Ticket for all of them are on sale and they will move fast.
Kentucky Derby Festival
The Kentucky Derby Festival actually starts as early as Feb and March, but really takes off in May to co inside with the big race itself. There are events every day from May 1 to May 10th and what events they are. Just take a look.
Fifth Third Bank Derby Festival $1 Million Hole-In-One Finals
Just how good a golfer are you? Think you can make a hole in one? Do it and you walk away with a cool million. If no one makes it, there is a prize for the one closest to the hole
KTOB Derby Trainers Dinner
Dinner with the trainers is a once in a life time opportunity, although this years dinner will have a sad note to it when they present an award to the trainer of last years winner, Barbaro-Michael Matz
Tuesday, May 01, 2007
Cocktails 6 PM. Dinner 7 PM
$150 each. Tables of 10 available. For more information call (859) 259-1643.
Of course you cannot have a festival without a parade and this one is a doozy
Republic Bank Pegasus Parade
Thursday, May 03, 2007
West on Broadway from Campbell to 9th
Bleacher tickets $9 and chair seating $11. Review stand seating $26. Free viewing in all other areas along the route.
These a only a small tease about what goes on these 10 days. This is a vacation no one will ever forget.
Abbey Road On The River
Beatles, Beatles and more Beatles. May 24-28, 2007 tickets for this one are already on sale and going fast, so get yours ASAP. So far there are 70 bands, duets and solo artists scheduled to perform on 8 different stages and don’t miss the special this year, A 40th Anniversary Tribute to Sgt. Pepper
To honor perhaps the most respected and greatest album of all time, we have several exciting events planned.
International BBQ Festival
P.O. Box 434
Owensboro, Kentucky 42302
Two whole days of Kentucky BBQ, juicy, sauce dripping BBQ. Of course there will be arts and crafts vendors and plenty of activities to work up a good appetite and then to work off all the food.
Think you make the best BBQ around? Enter the competition and you could walk away with $300. Try your hand at the horseshoe tournament, golf challenge, burgoo relay and keg toss. And this is one to do before you chow down, the annual 5K Run/Walk. Sign up information for all the events are on the site.