27 Celebrities Attending The 2018 Kentucky Derby, From Reality Stars T – Galpon.Co Hat Makers

27 Celebrities Attending The 2018 Kentucky Derby, From Reality Stars To '90s Musicians

May 5 isn't just for celebrating Cinco de Mayo. It's also the Kentucky Derby, aka "the most exciting two minutes in sports". It's a huge weekend at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky, where those in attendance put on their best outfits, pick out the biggest hats, sip on mint juleps, and bet on which horse will win the famed race. It's a massive event, which of course means famous faces will be present. So, which celebrities are attending the 2018 Kentucky Derby? There is quite the list of actors, singers, and reality stars heading south.

Celebrities don't just show up for the races, but they also go for the celebrations. There are a lot of parties held before and after the Kentucky Derby. From The Trifecta Celebrity After Party to The Unbridled Eve Derby Galato the Bowties & Bourbon Derby Party to the Original Makers Club Oaks Brunch, people don't mess around with the parties.

Just to give you an idea of how big the Kentucky Derby is, Parade reported in May 2017 that there are about 120,000 mint juleps ordered over the two-day event. Forbes also reported in May 2017 that 1,000 pounds of mint are needed for the mint juleps. If that isn't a big enough statistic for you, Forbes reported 12,000 staff members work the event and $200 million was the expected wagered amount at the 2017 race. According to the official Kentucky Derby website, more than 150,000 people are expected to attend.

While some people may prefer to sit in the comfort of their own homes to watch the race or throw their very own house party, the following celebs have chosen to show up at the derby in person. FYI, this is only a handful of the celebs attending this year's Kentucky Derby and/or the parties — and it's quite the list.

1& 2. Jax Taylor & Brittany Cartwright

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Vanderpump Rules stars Jax Taylor and Brittany Cartwright are in Kentucky, Cartwright's home state, together. They've already been having the of their lives. They were even in a parade on "Celebrity Day", according to Taylor's Instagram Story. Be sure to keep an eye on their social media accounts, because they've shared a lot. The reality TV couple also attended last year with their Bravo co-stars Tom Sandoval and Ariana Madix, who, according to one of Taylor's IG stories, aren't attending this year.

3Blair Underwood


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