Celebrate the Kentucky Derby in style with your pooch at the Esplanade! The Kentucky Dog Derby is a 1/2-mile parade around the Esplanade to benefit the park, highlighting it as a resource for dog owners while celebrating the arrival of spring.
We encourage both you and your dog to wear your Derby finest (bow ties, hats, sundresses, florals, and more) – there will be prizes for both best-dressed pup and for human/dog duet! In addition to the parade, there will be a variety of games, demos, and giveaways for attendees to enjoy, as well as goody bags for all attendees. All dogs must be registered to be eligible to receive a goody bag and prizes. Spectators are welcome! For more information and to register for the Kentucky Dog Derby, please visit kentuckydogderby.eventbrite.com.