A quirky entry into the Kentucky Derby festivities, the Great Bed Races are exactly what they sound like: You and four friends put wheels on a bed and turn it into a racer. The course goes from a figure 8 to a straight drag race format, so make sure you have some steering ability. The official tailgate party starts at 4 p.m. with the parade of beds following at 6 p.m., while the race will be held at 7 p.m. — the main event.
Monday, April 26Kentucky Exposition Center parking lot
4 p.m. | Free ($150 per team)