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Due to the COVID-19 healthcare pandemic and related challenges, there will not be a live Unbridled Eve this year. This decision was made in part since there is no clear road map to holding a socially distanced gala that guarantees the health and welfare of attendees. The safety and comfort level of our guests, volunteers, performers, and staff are of the utmost importance to us, and we believe this is the most responsible action to take.  Stay tuned for more developments for a 2020 online auction and possible virtual event. We look forward to seeing you in person at Unbridled Eve 2021!


Held in the Grand Ballroom of the Galt House Hotel on April 30, 2021 from 7:00 p.m. until 1:30 a.m. with Dance Party admittance beginning at 10:00 p.m.
On Saturday the Mint Juleps will flow, the call to the post will sound, hooves will pound, dirt will fly, bets will be made and dreams will come true.
But first, come experience a night of Southern grace, glamour, charm and hospitality at its finest during the eighth annual Unbridled Eve Gala.
Held the night before the Kentucky Derby, the Unbridled Eve Derby Gala is one of the most anticipated black tie-optional events of the year for Louisville lovers,
celebrities and racing enthusiasts!

Come experience Louisville at its most generous and most glamorous this May.
Limited Edition Collectors Unbridled Eve Bracelets are still available. Click here to order.
Join us in making Unbridled Eve the very best it can be.


Unbridled Designer


Every year the Unbridled Eve Derby Gala Executive Committee selects the charitable beneficiaries to receive proceeds from the event.

Blessings in a Backpack and the Jennifer Lawrence Arts Fund at the Fund for the Arts have once again been selected as the primary beneficiaries of the 2018 Unbridled Eve Derby Gala.

Through Blessings in a Backpack, a child in need can be fed on weekends for one year for just $100. Since 2012, the money donated by Unbridled Eve has provided 76,000 hunger-free weekends for kids across the nation, including Roosevelt Perry Elementary School in Louisville. Students enrolled in this program also show improved health, increased attendance, higher reading levels and better test scores.


    Derby Tips

  • Style Tips for Derby Events

  • The Kentucky Derby isn’t just about the horses, it’s also about the fashion! If you’re feeling a little lost about the way to dress this May, we’ve put together a Derby Fashion Tip Sheet.
  • How to Place a Bet

    What fun is the Derby if you aren’t putting some money on the ponies? Here’s a handy breakdown of the types of bets and how to place them.

  • How to Handicap Horse Races

    You’ll hear a lot of experts talking about handicapping horses, a fancy way to use statistics to pick your horse. Here’s a guide to handicapping 101.