Georgia Tech Pregame Party at Churchill Downs & the Kentucky Derby Museum – Sept. 21st, 2024

Trip Highlights

  • Ticket to Saturday’s Official Pregame Party at Churchill Downs & the Kentucky Derby Museum on race day!

  • Celebrate the Yellow Jackets on race day with food, cash bar, and Hatitude! (Make your own GT themed derby race hats to wear to the stadium) See below for details based on game time!

  • Free Parking at the Kentucky Derby Museum at Churchill Downs. If you wish, walk to the stadium (20 mins, .9 mile) and avoid stadium parking.

Description

Ready to pregame in style before the Yellow Jackets take on the Cardinals? As if race day at Churchill Downs isn’t exciting enough, imagine celebrating with other Georgia Tech fans at an exclusive party at the Kentucky Derby Museum including food, exhibits, and racing! You’ll explore the exhibits of the museum while sipping Mint Julep’s and making your very own Yellow Jacket themed derby hat to wear to the game! Depending on game time, you will also get to enjoy the race day experience! How many chances in life will you get to watch the races and have your photo taken with the Ramblin Wreck at Churchill Downs?

Tailgate at Churchill Downs
Tailgate at Churchill Downs

As if visiting Churchill Downs on race day isn’t exciting enough, imagine tailgating for a Georgia Tech game there with an exclusive party at the Kentucky Derby Museum! You’ll enjoy a private guided walking tour of Churchill Downs, watch the exciting movie “The Greatest Race,” and explore the exhibits of the museum while sipping Mint Julep’s and making your very own Yellow Jacket themed derby hat to wear to the game!

Depending on game time, you will also either enjoy a Backstretch Breakfast and Workout Tour at the Track Kitchen watching the horses and jockeys during the morning workouts as they gallop by at 40 mph, a gourmet lunch buffet at the Kentucky Derby Museum, or experience the live races and party together in the brand new Churchill Downs Sports Book where you’ll be able to watch college football games from around the country with pre-paid downs dollars for betting and food!

How many chances in life will you get to have your photo taken with the Ramblin Wreck at Churchill Downs?

Noon Game Time Scenario
Noon Game Time Scenario

9AM Pregame Party - Kickoff your day at the Kentucky Derby Museum and enjoy a walking tour to view the morning workouts on the Frontside of Churchill Downs, followed by viewing the movie “The Greatest Race!” Tailgate derby style enjoying mint juleps, derby pie bites, and other breakfast appetizers. Don’t miss Georgia Tech themed “Hatitude” where you’ll be making your own Tech themed derby hats to wear to the game!

Depart for the Stadium at 11AM. Enjoy free parking all day if you wish to simply walk to the stadium.

3:30pm Game Time Scenario
3:30pm Game Time Scenario

11:30 AM Pregame Party - Enjoy tailgating derby style with Georgia Tech themed “Hatitude” and a cash bar before diving into a delicious Lunch Buffet at the Kentucky Derby Museum! Then we’ll be entering Churchill Downs during Live Racing! Your ticket to the pregame party includes admission to Churchill Downs for racing.

Depart for the Stadium at 2:30PM. Enjoy free parking all day if you wish to simply walk to the stadium.

8:00pm Game Time Scenario
8:00pm Game Time Scenario

3PM Pregame Party starts with Georgia Tech themed “Hatitude” and mint juleps served at the Kentucky Derby Museum. Then tailgate at Churchill Downs during Live Racing with a meetup spot at the brand new Sports Book where you can watch other college football games and enjoy food and drinks. Your pregame party ticket includes admission to the races and a $25 pre-paid downs dollars betting voucher that can be cashed in for food or used to bet.

Depart for the Stadium at 7:00PM. Enjoy free parking all night if you wish to simply walk to the stadium.

Tour info

Duration
2 to 4 hours
Group Size
Up to 200
Price starts at
$65

Why take this tour?

Churchill Downs Video

Reserve your spot now for the ultimate Georgia Tech pregame party. We look forward to celebrating with you and your family!

This is the official pregame party of the Georgia Tech Alumni Association. All friends, family, and fans are welcome. Deadline to Register is August 31, 2024.

Questions? Contact Fred Carlson CE ‘01, MBA ‘04 at 678-358-5567 or fred.carlson@servacations.com

Frequently asked questions

Questions? Contact Fred Carlson CE ‘01, MBA ‘04 at 678-358-5567 or fred.carlson@servacations.com

Things to know

All Sales are Final, but Packages are Transferable

All tour package sales are final and non-refundable, however if you decide you are not able to attend, you may contact us and transfer the package to a friend anytime before September 16th.

All tour package sales are final and non-refundable, however if you decide you are not able to attend, you may contact us and transfer the package to a friend anytime before September 16th.

Health and Accessibility

You must be in good health to participate in this tour as there will be a significant amount of walking on gameday and during sightseeing, and you must be able to get on and off of motorcoaches on your own. We regret that we can not give you individual assistance; in such cases you must be accompanied by a companion who will assist you.

You must be in good health to participate in this tour as there will be a significant amount of walking on gameday and during sightseeing, and you must be able to get on and off of motorcoaches on your own. We regret that we can not give you individual assistance; in such cases you must be accompanied by a companion who will assist you.

Itinerary Changes

While we do the very best at making sure all items listed in your itinerary are included, there are times when conditions beyond our control may affect your program/itinerary, including but not limited delays, weather, attraction closure, time constraints, or changes made by your tour leader, tour guide, or the local office.

While we do the very best at making sure all items listed in your itinerary are included, there are times when conditions beyond our control may affect your program/itinerary, including but not limited delays, weather, attraction closure, time constraints, or changes made by your tour leader, tour guide, or the local office.

Parking

Free parking with security is available at the Kentucky Derby Museum all night if you wish to walk from there to the stadium. The stadium is a .9 mile walk.

Free parking with security is available at the Kentucky Derby Museum all night if you wish to walk from there to the stadium. The stadium is a .9 mile walk.

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