The 150th running of the Kentucky Derby is here at last on Saturday, May 4th! The Kentucky Derby is more than a race, it’s a time-honored tradition. Dress to the nines, enjoy good eats, sweet treats, and watch the most exciting two minutes in sports right here in Elizabethtown, Kentucky!

Elizabethtown has everything you need to celebrate The Kentucky Derby:

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Derby Fashion Downtown

a woman wearing a bright green dress and derby fascinator in downtown elizabethtown

The Derby awaits, and it's time to show off your style in true Kentucky fashion. Make a statement with your headwear and embrace the spirit of Derby fashion in downtown Elizabethtown! Design your own show-stopping headpiece, pick out a vibrant Spring dress, and Derby decor at That Cute Little Shop. Find a fabulous fascinator and grab some stunning accessories at Sweet Rebel Boutique! No one does Derby quite like the boutiques of downtown Elizabethtown. Explore, shop, and find the perfect accent for your Kentucky Derby celebration!

Derby Eats in Elizabethtown

a couple laughing at a table at impellizzeris

Looking for somewhere to watch the most exciting two minutes in sports? Catch the race at Impellizzeri's on one of their 20 HDTV’s. While you're glued to the screen, savor the delicious flavors of Impellizzeri's mouthwatering pizzas, crafted with the freshest ingredients and baked to perfection. Choose from a selection of ice-cold beers refreshing Derby cocktails, and race day specials to toast to the triumphs of The 150th Kentucky Derby!

The hot brown is a Kentucky staple and a perfect way to get your Derby on! You can’t go wrong with an original hot brown from Back Home. Featuring thick slices of toasted bread, piled with sliced turkey, crispy bacon, and juicy tomato slices, all smothered in Back Home's cheese sauce. Don't miss out on the opportunity to savor this classic open-faced, oven baked Derby delicacy!

Sweet Kentucky Derby Treats

homemade ice cream from Dewster's

Dewster’s Homemade Ice Cream and Bakery serves up delicious Derby inspired treats year-round. Dewster’s is known for its Kentucky Pie, their unique version of the famous derby pie, its rich, chocolately sweet flavor made with a buttery crust is utterly unforgettable! Grab an extra scoop of bourbon ball ice cream and enjoy the running of the roses!