To make all those horse racing fans feel welcome, the airport decorates the terminal with approximately 2,000 roses and hires musicians to play in the rotunda.
Better yet: volunteers greet arriving passengers with Woodford Reserve bourbon balls.
From the photos airport officials sent me, it looks like everyone – even the airline staff – gets into the race-day spirit.
Be sure to swing back here on Sunday when our Souvenir Sunday feature will share some of the Derby-related souvenirs race fans can pick up at Louisville International Airport.
All photos courtesy of the airport.