April 23, 2014 - 8:00am
Come out to the Waterfront and enjoy good food, good music, and good company for this week long event
The 2014 Chow Wagon begins this Thursday, April 24th and commences on May 2nd, to complete the last of the Kentucky Derby Festival events.
April 29, 2013 - 11:25am
Stop by these libraries and the Waterfront this week for a Derby fix for your little ones.
It’s here. Derby week in Louisville. It’s something different for everyone. For some, it’s party time with friends and family at home.
July 29, 2012 - 7:51pm
The eyes of the nation will be upon Louisville on the first Saturday in May, but the real Derby celebration begins in the weeks leading up to the big race. Use this guide to the multiple Derby-related events taking place in the coming days and plan your own "run for the roses."
The Kentucky Derby has always seemed both an integral part of and wholly separate from Louisville, the town where it has been held annually on the first Saturday in May for almost 140 years. Its home track, Churchill Downs, with its iconic ivory spires and stockpile of rose garlands, is a name and...
July 29, 2012 - 7:51pm
As the show-stopping opener of the Kentucky Derby Festival, Thunder over Louisville is one of our city's most anticipated events. It is also one of the heaviest attended, meaning intense preparation is required to navigate the expected half-million people hoping to get a good view of the spectacle. Use this guide to plan everything from your driving route to your after-party activities.
You can rail against the Kentucky Derby until your face is bluer than bluegrass – call it decadent, depraved, or possibly even overrated – but there’s no denying: the enormity of this event is impossible to escape. The race itself has hardly changed at all through the years,...
July 29, 2012 - 7:49pm
Before the recession inspired people to take a "staycation" the Chow Wagon was Louisville's excuse for a relaxing hometown day off. It's one part state fair, one part day at the park, and one part grownups playing hookey with their friends for a cheerful drink or three.
I didn't grow up in Louisville, so the Chow Wagon is somewhat mystifying for me. I thought it was an excuse for downtown workers to balance their healthy walk to the waterfront with deliciously greasy fair food.
I went down on a gorgeous night this week to check it out for myself. It wasn't...