Louisville info

There's no better host than Louisville for the seventh annual Kentucky Bourbon Affair™. The city has gained international attention for its culinary excellence, Bourbon innovation, and first-class tourism experiences. The stylish and hospitable urban atmosphere is the perfect ending to your day’s journey. Read below for more information on transportation, attractions, and host hotel information.

2020 Host Hotel information coming soon!

Travel & Transportation

Prepare yourself for a city that’s easy to get to, and hard to leave.

Louisville is within a day’s drive of over half the U.S. population, and Louisville International Airport offers nearly 100 daily flights from major airline carriers - including Allegiant, American, Delta Airlines, Southwest, and United.

Grab an on-demand ride from Lyft to get you from the airport to the hotel, because you won’t need a car once you arrive. 

The Kentucky Bourbon Affair™ provides free round-trip transportation to all events from its host hotel in Downtown Louisville. You’ll ride in style with our transportation sponsors to make sure absolutely no one drinks and drives.

If you’re still game to explore after all your Kentucky Bourbon Affair™ events, you’ll find that many of Louisville’s best downtown attractions are within walking distance. 

Read on to learn more….


Downtown Louisville is full of unique visitor experiences that will complement your time at the Kentucky Bourbon Affair™.

Visit Churchill Downs, the racetrack where the Kentucky Derby has been held on the first Saturday in May since 1875. You can relive much of that history at the adjacent Kentucky Derby Museum. A visit to the museum includes a tour of Churchill Downs and a showing of The Greatest Race, a one-of-a-kind 360-degree, high definition film.

Take an Ohio River dinner cruise on the 100-year-old Belle of Louisville, America’s last true Mississippi River steamboat still in operation.

Explore some of America’s most interesting museums. The Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory is where bats for baseball legends such as Honus Wagner, Babe Ruth, Ernie Banks, Joe DiMaggio, Johnny Bench and Hank Aaron have been made for more than a century. At the Muhammad Ali Center, you can take an interactive look at the life and career of the man many know as simply “The Greatest” - Louisville boxing legend Cassius Clay. Your museum-going experience wouldn’t be complete without a stop at the Frazier Museum, which houses Kentucky’s history and one of the best local gift shops around.

Feeling adventurous? Delve into Louisville Mega Cavern – the world’s only location for underground zip-lining and mountain biking – or leave downtown and explore Louisville’s vibrant neighborhoods.

Whatever you do, we promise you won’t be bored.

Contact Us

The Kentucky Bourbon Affair™ is operated by the Kentucky Distillers’ Association, which promotes, protects and elevates Kentucky’s signature Bourbon and distilled spirits industry.

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Organizers - Phone

(502) 875-9351

Organizers - Email


Ticketing / Website Support

(866) 577-3722

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Additional Questions?

Click on the FAQ button for help with general questions about the event.