Visit Like a Local
If you’re making plans to visit Louisville you don’t want to miss out on the more than one month celebrations leading up to the fastest two minutes in sports — the Kentucky Derby. When you visit Louisville you should visit like a local. Kentucky Derby home rentals is bringing in more guests for Thurby, Kentucky Oaks and the Kentucky Derby all in the home of your choice.
If you’re coming to Louisville for the Derby it can be hard to find a place to stay that’s cheap and close to all the excitement and entertainment. Don’t miss out on all the Derby festivities because of high hotel prices that are nowhere near the action — you need to check out Nationwide Home Rentals.
Nationwide Home Rentals gives Louisville locals the opportunity to reach out to visitors and say ‘rent my home for Derby,’ and open their homes to you and your friends and family so that you feel at right at home while visiting Louisville.
Derby home rentals is the best way to visit Louisville and have an unforgettable and unique experience in the comfort of the home of your choice and at the price that fits your budget.
Kentucky Derby Festival Events
The Kentucky Derby is more than just a two minute horse race. The Kentucky Derby is celebrated more than one month before the actual running of the Kentucky Derby.
Leading up to the Derby are more than 70 events beginning Saturday, March 25 through Saturday, May 6 with the 143 running of the Kentucky Derby capping it all off.
TIP: Purchasing a 2017 Pegasus Pin can get you into more than 20 events for free throughout the Kentucky Derby Festival.
Events during Derby season see large crowds. These are eight must-go events that you need to attend if you are coming to Louisville during the Kentucky Derby Festival:
Thunder Over Louisville
On Saturday, April 22 beginning at 3 p.m. the Thunder Over Louisville Air Show begins. Spectators can watch from both Kentucky and Indiana along the Ohio River as the air show continues through the evening. Beginning at 9:30 p.m. is a firework display that can be seen and heard for miles. Just another perfect opportunity to find the perfect Louisville home rental
From Thursday, April 27 through Friday, May 8 the Chow Wagon is open to the public on Louisville’s Waterfront Park on the Ohio River. Here you can find live entertainment, food and drinks throughout the afternoon and evening hours.
Great Balloon Glimmer
On Thursday, April 27 at 8:30 p.m. the annual Great Balloon Glimmer takes place as a “mini-glow” where spectators can come and watch hot air balloons light up the night sky along the Louisville Waterfront.
Great Balloon Glow
On Friday, April 28 at 9 p.m. the Great Balloon Glow takes place at the Kentucky Exposition Center. Spectators can enjoy music, food, rides and games all while watching hot air balloons glimmer and glow in the night.
Marathon and miniMarathon
On Saturday, April 29 participants who have registered for the Marathon and miniMarathon will participate beginning at 7:30 a.m. Prospectors are able to cheer on runners, joggers and walker by spreading out throughout the city.
Thorntons Great Bed Races
Viewers are able to watch more than 40 teams race in the 2017 “Louisville on the Move” Great Bed Races. Participants work together prior to the event to build bed that has wheels attached for racing. During the race teams dress in silly and fun costumes as a part of entertaining races.
Great Steamboat Race
Enjoy the Great Steamboat Race on Wednesday, May 3 beginning at 4:30 p.m. Spectators can line the Ohio River and enjoy the race and festivities.
On Thursday, May 4 at 5 p.m. the Republic Bank Pegasus Parade will take place starting West on Broadway in downtown Louisville. This parade is fun for the entire family. Come enjoy the Kentucky Derby festivities with music, marching bands, horses, inflatable characters, balloons and wonderfully decorated floats.
Start Planning Your Kentucky Derby Rentals Today
You need to visit Louisville for the Derby. It is an experience that no one can explain. It is simply the sporting event of the year you must attend to see and experience for yourself.
If you’re already planning a trip now then you need check-out and use Nationwide Home Rentals so when you visit you’re staying in the Louisville Derby home rental of your choice.
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Kentucky Derby 143 will be held this year on May 6th in Louisville, Kentucky. Though you may feel you have plenty of time, planning in advance and being prepared are keys to your successful Kentucky Derby Rental experience. Knowing where to purchase tickets, make dining reservations, ordering box lunches, booking transportation to and from Churchill Downs, tee times, salon and spas, massages and knowing the best route to and from the Kentucky Derby all takes time and we can help!
Unlike traditional lodging where you and your guests could find yourselves having to purchase more rooms, staying on different floors and potentially even different a locations. Nationwide Home Rentals® and Louisville Derby Home Rentals allows for more opportunity to find 1 location for everyone in your party to stay. Insuring your ability to have the experience you have always dreamed of while staying in Louisville for the Kentucky Derby
What do horses, roses, big hats, bright suits and Mint Juleps have to do with Louisville, Kentucky? They are the all-familiar sights of the annual running of the Kentucky Derby.
In May, Louisville turns their attention to Churchill Downs where the fastest two minutes in sports has taken place for more than a century and a half.
The Kentucky Derby brings in people from all over the country – including celebrities from all genres. In 2016 the Kentucky Derby saw their second largest crowd in history with more than 167,227 people in attendance.
Louisville is a city known for being a mixture of people, sights, entertainment and attractions. The local motto of “Keep Louisville Weird” can be seen throughout the city. With that, comes a southern culture focused on food, music, entertainment, sports and traditions.