How Much Does it Cost to Go to the Kentucky Derby®?

Posted by Evan Chronis on Thu, Jul 12, 2018 @ 08:00 AM

 So you want to go to the 2019 Kentucky Derby® but you don't know how much it will cost and don't want to break the bank? Luckily, both of those things can happen when you choose between any of the Official Ticket Packages for this year's event at Churchill Downs® with Derby Experiences! 

With so many options of packages and various price ranges, we want to make sure you know what experience best fits your desires -- and your budget!

Here are some potential options based on price range for you to experience this year's Kentucky Derby®!

$1,000 & Under

If you're trying to book a VIP weekend with Derby Experiences, but you don't want to spend quadruple digits to make that dream a reality, you absolutely can! 

One option we recommend you checking out is the Grandstand Green - Winners' Party ticket package! A single order of this package comes out to $899.00/per person, while still offering a myriad of inclusions to maximize your experience at Churchill Downs®. This package includes 1st Floor Grandstand seating in either Section 121 or 122, with a direct view of the main straight. You can also enjoy exclusive insider extras like On-Site Trip Directors and VIP Fast Access Passes. But the main attraction of this package is a ticket to the Taste of Derby™ Party — the celebration thrown to honor the winning owner, trainer and jockey of that year's race. 

$2,500 & Under


If you're price range is a little higher then your options are expanded! If you're trying to stay under $2,500 for the 2019 Kentucky Derby®, we have a main suggestion for you!

Make sure to consider the Grandstand Red -- Fillies & Lilies Party package! This experience includes 2nd Floor Grandstand seating in either Section 222, 223 or 224, and the same exclusive insider extras listed above. But the main attraction of this package is the opportunity to attend our signature Fillies & Lilies Party on the eve of the Kentucky Derby®! This year's party will be headlined by a live performance from country music superstar Martina McBride!

The Fillies & Lilies Party is the kick-off party of the Kentucky Derby® at the event's official museum. Enjoy private dining with gourmet food and drink and live entertainment by the top names in the industry! Past performers include Sara Evans, Wynonna Judd, Clint Black and LeAnn Rimes. 

$4,000 & Under


If you're looking within this price range, make sure to consider the Clubhouse Brown -- Premium package! This experience includes 1st Floor Clubhouse Box Seating in either Section 117 or120. It also comes with the aforementioned exclusive insider extras plus an official Derby Experiences gift bag! But Clubhouse Brown -- Premium doesn't stop there.

Gain access to the Aristides Lounge, which is our premium hospitality venue on the second floor of the clubhouse area. The Aristides Lounge is a climate-controlled venue and comes included with a celebrity jockey Meet and Greet, gourmet buffets, premium open bar and live entertainment!

$4,000 and Up

Now, if you're trying to get the absolute most bang for your buck -- let's talk. Make sure to consider the Millionaires Row package for a once-in-a-lifetime experience at the 2019 Kentucky Derby®. This package includes indoor, reserved seating in the 4th or 6th floor of Millionaires Row. 

Enjoy the race from a private viewing platform with a view of the entirety of the track and finish line. This premium option includes full hospitality access with an open bar, gourmet food, private wagering stations and closed-circuit TV coverage. 

And the best part of Millionaires Row? You never know who you'll see! 

Pick the Derby Experience that's Right for You! 

At Derby Experiences, we know that there is an Official Ticket Package for everyone! Whether it's the one's listed here or one of our several other options, we want to see you at Churchill Downs® next year! Decide which is the right package for you and secure your spot at the 2019 Kentucky Derby. 

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