Kentucky Derby Festival hosts Block Party for 2022

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (DERBY CITY WEEKEND) - The Kentucky Derby Festival is hosting a Block Party this year and inviting everyone to attend the inaugural celebration.

The free event will take place at the Norton Healthcare Sports & Learning Center on Saturday, April 16 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

It’s purpose is to shine a spotlight on talent and resources throughout Louisville, specifically minority-owned businesses in West Louisville. To see the complete list of participants, click here.

“There are so many non-profits in this community doing amazing work and making a difference that don’t get the spotlight, and we are thrilled for our community to see them at the inaugural Block Party,” Stachelle Bussey, Founder & Executive Director of The Hope Buss said. “This event will be a chance to connect and learn about the work of these great organizations.”

Around a dozen local food trucks will be on hand serving up a variety of cuisine, including smoked barbecue, jerk chicken tacos, soul food and more. There will also be live entertainment, a shopping marketplace, wellness activities, a vendor fair, and more.

“The Kentucky Derby Festival’s mission has always been to bring our community together in celebration,” Matt Gibson, Kentucky Derby Festival President & CEO said. “We look forward to returning to in-person events and are thrilled to add the new Block Party to our line-up. This event will showcase even more of what our great city has to offer. We hope everyone will join us as we create a new Derby Festival tradition.”