Helpful Tips

Getting There: Enter Keeneland grounds at Gate #1 (intersection of Versailles Rd and Man of War Blvd.) and follow signs to Picnic with the Pops.

Uber/Lyft rideshare pick-up and drop-off location will be just outside the Keeneland Library.

Gates open at 5:00 pm this year, performance at dusk (around 8:30 p.m.), concluding around 11:00 p.m.  Don’t forget to bring your TICKETS.

Parking area lights will not be turned on until the conclusion of the performance; a flashlight may be helpful.

Table Holders: We encourage you to participate in the official Table Decorating Contest! Guests are encouraged to display a theme of their choice in keeping with the festive mood of the evening.  Please note that table cloths are not provided. To participate in the Table Decorating Contest, you must register no later than 7:00 PM, at the Information Tent located at the rear of the seating area. Click here for more information on the table decorating contest.

Blanket Seating: No tables of any kind are allowed for blanket seating. Please be courteous of those seated around and behind you.

Food: The event will feature a handful of on-site food trucks, and we also encourage our patrons to either bring their own picnic dinner or hire a caterer to take care of your table’s meal you prefer. Click here for more information on this year’s food trucks and special catering options!

General: No candles will permitted, even in enclosures. LED / flameless candles only. Fireworks, sparklers and helium balloons are also prohibited.

Tickets: Click here for ticket information or to purchase advance tickets. Please note that General Admission Blanket Seating will also be available for purchase at the gate (cash only, $20 at the gate), starting at 5 p.m. on the day of the show. Tables must be purchased in advance through the Lexington Center Box Office.