Get SoIN to Derby in Southern Indiana! With Louisville, Ky. located just one mile south of SoIN, the Kentucky Derby is just as much a part of SoIN’s culture as it is for the Derby city itself. Whether you’re visiting to watch the race, or to enjoy other Derby Festival events, SoIN is the perfect place to stay, shop and dine!
Keep reading for our guide on how to Derby in SoIN!
Where to Shop
Check out Southern Indiana boutiques to find the perfect Derby outfit and accessories. Don’t forget your hat or fascinator!
Headcandi at House of K Boutique
Where to Eat
Wine and dine pre- and post-race at our SoIN restaurants, which offer delicious food, beautiful views, and both local and international flavors. Reservations are strongly encouraged Derby week!
Where to Stay
Between all of the fun activities, you’ll need a cozy place to rest your head. Book a room at a Southern Indiana hotel or vacation rental.
SoIN Derby Events
Derby Sip and Shop
Grab Derby duds, décor and more during Develop New Albany’s Derby Sip and Shop on April 15! Taste wine from some of the region’s top wineries while perusing spring fashion, accessories and more. VIP and general admission tickets are available for this 21+ event.
Thunder Over Louisville
Kick off the Kentucky Derby Festival in Southern Indiana with one of the nation’s largest fireworks shows on April 22! Spend the day along the riverfront in Jeffersonville and Clarksville to enjoy the air show and fireworks. Learn more about Southern Indiana viewing locations and parties in our Thunder Over Louisville blog.
Society Spring Social
Put on your Derby best and head to the Exchange pub + kitchen in New Albany for the Society Spring Social hosted by the Somebody Society on Monday, May 1, 2023. Kick off Derby week mixing and mingling.