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    Yelp's Countdown to Derby
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    Yelp Louisville is highlighting the excitement and momentum leading up to Derby with Yelp's Countdown to Derby with a pop-up event series featuring six events over six days.

    Whether residents are in search of great eats, fashion, some Derby de-stressing or even an extra special perch from which to watch the Pegasus Parade, these events have you covered.

    When: Yelp’s Countdown to Derby started Sunday, April 26, and concludes on Friday, May 1.

    The remaining events include:

    Tuesday, April 28: Fashion is as much a part of Derby as horses, and the iconic Derby hat will be celebrated at this event at the Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft with a hat fashion show, hats for sale and a make-your-own-fascinator workshop.

    Wednesday, April 29: Take a break from work and come to the South Fourth Street district downtown to enjoy the best of what some of Louisville's finest food trucks have to offer. Plus each truck is making an extra special dish using Maker's Mark bourbon.

    Thursday, April 30: Why sit on the hard bleachers on Broadway when you can sit under a covered porch, enjoy delicious eats and drinks and take part in activities before and during the Pegasus Parade? The Cafe is playing host to yelpers, with discounted eats and other fun. Bring your family, or bring your coworkers.

    Friday, May 1: Got the day off for Oaks but don't feel like going to the track? Come down to downtown, and go on a photo walk. Use your cameras and smartphones to capture the beauty this city boasts. 

    Who: These events are open to all residents.

    Some events are RSVP-only, and to RSVP, residents must have a Yelp profile — It's free and super fast to set up. — with a real name and real photo. (You can sign up for Yelp here:

    Where: Various places in the downtown and NuLu areas.

    For more information on Yelp's Countdown to Derby visit

    About Yelp

    Yelp (NYSE: YELP) connects people with great local businesses. Yelp was founded in San Francisco in July 2004. Since then, Yelp communities have taken root in major metros across the US, Canada, UK, Ireland, Asia and others — 30 countries total. Yelp had a monthly average of 135 million unique visitors in Q4 2014. Yelpers have written more than 71 million rich, local reviews, making Yelp the leading local guide for real word-of-mouth on everything from boutiques and mechanics to restaurants and dentists. Roughly 72 million monthly visitors use Yelp via their mobile devices. For more information, go

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    Keep an eye out on social media for mentions of Yelp’s Countdown to Derby using the hashtag #YelpDerbyCountdown.

    Photo courtesy of @EatLoveLouisville's Instagram page.

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    Aspiring Marathoner. Experienced Cyclist. Extreme Foodie. Founder of @EatLoveLouisville. Instagram Fanatic. Marketing Maven. Shoe Fashionista.

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