WEDNESDAY, May 4
Turners Annual Steamboat Race Party
$5 | 4 p.m.
Watch the Great Steamboat Race on the shores of the American Turners club. There will be music from AJ Clements; burgers, brats and burgoo available for purchase, Derby-inspired desserts and Oaks Lilys and other specialty cocktails.
Annual May the 4th Be With You Bar Crawl
No cover | 5 p.m.-midnight
Star Wars fans unite for a Bardstown Road bar crawl, with themed drinks at each of the nine stops and a cosplay contest.
Star Wars Trivia
Tin Roof Louisville
No cover | 8 p.m.
Another May the 4th Be With You event to attend: Star Wars trivia at the Tin roof. There will be prizes for first through third places. Make a reservation here.
Influencer Block Party
Fourth Street Live!
Free | 8 p.m.
Derby Diversity Week hosts this free community event with music from The Real Kid Capri. Derby Diversity Week is an annual summit for women, LGBTQ, minority, veteran and disabled-owned businesses.
THURSDAY, May 5
Tacos, Tequila, and Turntables
Guacamole Modern Mexican
No cover | 5-10 p.m.
Guacamole is opening is celebrating the opening of its new rooftop tequila bar on Cinco de Mayo with a 360 degree photo booth and DJ sets. There will also be a tent set up in the parking lot, with a taco truck $8 Patrón and Grey Goose cocktails and $5 Top Chico seltzers.
The Backside – A Queer Thurby Party!
The Wiggle Room
$5 | 9 p.m.
“Calling all girls, gays, and theys,” Queer Kentucky presents an LGBTQ+ Derby party, promising plenty of ass shaking, beats from DJ SpringBreak and performances from Uhstel H Valentine and “top shelf beauty” Champagne.
FRIDAY, May 6
Scenic 62 Long Yard Sale
Stage Road 62, Corydon, Indiana
No cover | 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
If you’re off on Friday for Oaks Day, here’s something to do other than heading to the track: A mega yard sale along State Road 62 in Southern Indiana. Spread out over 30 miles, vendors set up along the highway. Hawking quilts, antiques, crafts, food, clothing and more. Depending on your direction, you can start in Edwardsville off of I-64 exit 118 or Leavenworth off of exit 92.
Oaks Day Block Party
Falls City Brewing Co.
No cover | Noon-midnight
Falls City Brewing Co. and Old 502 Winery are hosting a free Oaks Day party, with DJ Bombshell taking the stage from 9 p.m. to midnight.
Oaks Day Party
The Grüv Sports Bar & Lounge
No cover | 3-11 p.m.
Head to one of Louisville’s newest restaurants for a lively Oaks Day party featuring multiple DJs, a Gold Boot 1989 bourbon tasting and the Smokeasy Mobile Cigar Lounge.
The DeepSea Vibes
The Bry Vibes, Jeffersonville, Indiana
No cover | 9 p.m.
An open mic hosted by Deep C Rice, with food, drinks, hookah and, of course great vibes.
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