Kentucky Derby Weekend Party Guide

It’s officially Kentucky Derby week! And as jockeys prepare their horses for the “Run for the Roses” on Saturday, it’s time to get your plans set for the biggest weekend in horse racing. A complete guide to the weekend’s Kentucky Derby parties from days before to race day morning.

2017 Derby Launch Party, hosted by Guy Fieri | Friday, May 5, 9 p.m. to 3 a.m. | Tickets & Info

The first ever Derby Launch Party looks to be the hottest party during Kentucky Derby weekend in Louisville. Hosted by celebrity chef Guy Fieri, the late-night party boasts a five-star all you can eat buffet, premium open bar, Kentucky bourbon tastings, entertainment from world-renowned DJ Irie, NFL players, celebrities and more.

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Dawn at the Downs | Tuesday, May 2 through Thursday, May 4, 7-9 a.m. | Tickets & Info

“Dawn at the Downs is a popular tradition for both Louisvillians and visitors, giving Kentucky Derby fans the opportunity to see the contenders train for the big race, while listening to expert commentary. Narrated by resident expert handicapper, Joe Kristufek. Listen as Kristufek announces the horses on the track, evaluates their workouts, discusses their past performances, and provides insight to the Kentucky Derby & Oaks races.” For more information, click here.

Taste of Derby 2017 | Thursday, May 4, 7 p.m. | Tickets & Info

Give your palate the party it deserves with the Taste of Derby Party! A night full of delicious cuisine, drink pairings, and Derby style. For more information, click here.

Kentucky Derby Winner’s Party | Immediately Following Derby | Tickets & Info

Join the celebration and witness the crowning of a new champion at the Winner’s Party. Toast alongside the winning jockey, trainers, and owners for the perfect ending to your Kentucky Derby® experience. For more information, click here.

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Get your tickets now for the 2017 Derby Launch Party hosted by Guy Fieri! Kick off Kentucky Derby weekend at Tavern on Fourth on Friday night, May 5, with a five-star buffet, entertainment from the iconic DJ Irie, celebrity guests, chefs and more. Get your tickets today

Bullseye Event Group Announces DJ Irie as official DJ for 2017 Players Tailgate at Super Bowl LI

Bullseye Event Group is excited to announce world-renowned DJ, DJ Irie, as the official DJ of the 2017 Players Tailgate at Super Bowl LI in Houston!

As the first professional sports franchise DJ in the United States, DJ Irie is the official DJ of some of the most iconic brands in the world, such as Carnival Cruise Lines, the Miami Heat, Target, Mountain Dew Kickstart, Evian, Jamie Foxx and more. Founder of the Irie Foundation and Irie Weekend, DJ Irie has become one of the most established DJ’s in the industry.

“Every year we look at the previous tailgates and ask ourselves, ‘how do we make the Players Tailgate better?’ We set out to get one of the best DJ’s in the US, and are incredibly excited about the phenomenal talent DJ Irie brings to our Players Tailgate,” Bullseye CEO Kyle Kinnett said. “With DJ Irie joining our lineup, this is going to be the best Players Tailgate at the Super Bowl yet.”

Irie joins celebrity chefs Guy Fieri, Eddie “Fit Chef” Jackson and the best caterer in the US, Aaron May, as well as Emmy-award winning anchor for ESPN Jaymee Sire, as 2017 Players Tailgate guests, all combining to help create the biggest and best pre-game atmosphere in Houston. Hosted just 1.5 blocks from Super Bowl LI host NRG Stadium, the 2017 Players Tailgate is a premiere destination for football fans everywhere.

With over 25 NFL players and some of the biggest celebrities, Bullseye’s 2017 Players Tailgate at Super Bowl LI will be the biggest and best pre-game tailgate in Houston. One of America’s favorite chefs, Guy Fieri, will be returning to create the VIP menu, joined by chefs Eddie Jackson, Aaron May, Douglas Rodriguez, Reno Henriques, Rodolfo Valdes and Pete Blohme. Alongside Fieri at Super Bowl 50 in San Francisco, the 2016 Players Tailgate featured Fox Sports reporter and emcee Erin Andrews, Victoria’s Secret model Adriana Lima, celebrity chefs May and G Garvin, over 25 all-pro NFL players and more.

Tickets to the 2017 Players Tailgate at Super Bowl LI in Houston can be purchased directly from, or are included in all of Bullseye’s Super Bowl LI Travel Packages.

Bullseye Event Group’s Super Bowl LI Travel Packages offer fans the chance to cross the NFL’s biggest game off their bucket list, without handling any of the logistics! A VIP experience throughout Super Bowl weekend in Houston includes some of the most luxurious hotels in the Houston area! Super Bowl LI travel packages also include entrance into a Super Bowl welcome reception (featuring food, a premium open bar and a live DJ), a ticket to Super Bowl LI, private motor coach transportation to and from the stadium on game day and entrance into Bullseye’s 2017 Players Tailgate at Super Bowl LI.

Want to check the Super Bowl off your bucket list? Travel packages to Super Bowl LI in Houston are available now! Including some of the most luxurious hotels in Houston, a ticket to the 2017 Players Tailgate featuring America’s favorite chef, Guy Fieri, and a ticket to the big game!

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