Carrie Cooke Ketterman encourages us to go to Dawn at the Downs. 

May 1: Go to Fest-a-Ville for a Derby Burger for lunch.
May 2-4: Hit the track in the morning at Dawn at the Downs.
May 2-3: Attend WineFestToday’s Woman will be there!
May 3: Go watch the Great Steamboat Race at Water Tower Park.
May 4: Thurby — Find the best deal for you.
May 5: Head to the Oaks — buy tickets to the paddock or infield here.
May 6: Make a drink on Derby to watch the race — make a mint julep with a twist.

You can still attend a concert, buy the right hat (here or here), or find a breakfast to attend.

Thurby: It’s Louisville’s day at the track! Wear something that is all you — be quirky or fun. 
Matt and Katherine Mitchell pulled together a perfect look. Photos by Melissa Donald