The Infield Scene Is A Top Party Bucket List Destination
There’s a major party taking place the first Saturday in May.
It’s where I want to be that weekend but, alas, I’ll be sunning on a Southern California beach.
That’s not a bad alternative, granted, but the Kentucky Derby and specifically the Kentucky Derby infield, is the hot party place in the country – heck in the world – that day.
It remains one of those “gotta do” bucket list items in my party life. People show up in the morning ready to roll and by noon there’s female mud wrestling, body shots taken from various parts of people’s body and lots of harmless alcohol-inspired shenanigans.
PubClub has a full guide to the controlled insanity that is the Kentucky Derby infield party.
There’s actually two ways to do the Derby and I would like to experience both, although I know I would really prefer the infield. The other is with the high-society folks (or high society for a day) by having a ticket in the grandstands.
I’m sure it would be fun and in fact that’s the preferred location for PubClub’s “Derby Dee” as she explains in this article.
The Kentucky Derby is more than the actual race day, too. It starts on Friday with the Kentucky Oaks, then continues in town with a series of parties at bars in normally quiet Louisville. Just don’t get too hammered on Friday because the big day is indeed Saturday.
In 2016, all this comes on the heels of Cinco de Mayo, which is Thursday, May 5.
You’ll pretty much have to make your own Cinco part in Louisville, but show up wearing a sombrero and a fake mustache and you’ll have no trouble finding other people willing to trade their Mint Jules for margaritas for a day.
I just wish I was there to experience it!