I can't believe the Kentucky Derby is this Saturday! In Louisville, the days leading up to Derby are like a high holy week. As the days go on, more and more people will end up at the track and the tumbleweeds will begin to blow through office corridors across the city.
Alsa, we're not going to the Derby this year. Darn it. Didn't we look like we were having fun in 2011?
But, for 2012, we still plan to celebrate big with a party. We'll have plenty of food, juleps and online betting. We'll shoot for 2013 to watch the big race in person again.
Leading up to Derby, there are a number of events planned as part of the Kentucky Derby Festival. We will join friends at the Louisville Boat Club for the annual Great Steamboat Race party later this week. The Belle of Louisville will compete against the Belle of Cincinnati down the Ohio River.
Folks watching the Great Steamboat Race from the docks of the Louisville Boat Club last year.
The boats take off from the wharf downtown, race a few miles up river and then head back. Watching steamboats race is not the most riveting of events, but it gives businesses, clubs and homes along the river a chance to throw a party. The dress code for the event is "dressy casual" and it's going to be HOT that day. So, I found a cute Ralph Lauren dress at Macy's that will hopefully fit the bill. What do you think?
Are you planning a Derby party in your neck of the woods?
Happy Derby, friends!
Images from Macy's and The Voice-Tribune. The top one is property of JMW-A Place to Dwell.