Put on your hats and place your bets because it’s Derby Day! We’ve put together a list of watch parties, doggy dashes, drink specials, and more to help you watch the two most exciting minutes in sports.
Parlay House is throwing a Kentucky Derby Party starting at 1 p.m. that goes all night! The dress code is “Dress To Impress” with bottle prizes for those who do it best. All Parlay House asks of you is to “have so much fun it hurts!” They have 16 TVs, food trucks, daybeds, and more.
From noon – 5 p.m., swing by Blue Owl to select which beer you think will be most popular and watch as these beer-can-horses make their way down the track during their CANtucky Derby. Whichever beer is ordered the most by our customers that day will be named the champ! With eight beer contenders to choose from, swing by with your friends, order some beer and try your luck. They’ll be taking entries until 5 p.m. and will announce the winning beer-can-horse at 6 p.m. You don’t need to be present to win but those winners who are present at 6 p.m. will get extra prizes. In true Derby fashion, the winning prize is based on the number of winners.
Get ready to don your springtime fashion and support survivors! Join us on the lawn of the historic Neill-Cochran House Museum, to view the “greatest two minutes in sports” on the big screen! This event will be held outdoors on a lawn and tickets are limited to ensure the safety of all guests. Enjoy derby themed lite bites, lawn games including a wine toss, raffles, bottomless BOXT wine, a Milam & Greene Whiskey Tasting, zero proof drinks from Spiritless, cucumber vodka drinks from Prairie Organic Spirits, live music from Leigh Rowan, a live painting from Hannah Austyn Artistry, pop-up shop from The Mad Duchess, and more.
Calling all dachshund owners! Jackalope South Shore is inviting you to bring your fur babies to compete in the cutest race of all time. It’s a short dash with the pups starting on one end with your trusted buddy and you at the finish line. They have prizes and gifts from their sponsors as well as a $100 Jackalope gift card and a super cute trophy. For all you humans, they will also have a Derby Hat competition for another chance at $100 Jackalope gift card, so come with your biggest and flashiest hats.
Revelry Kitchen + Bar is inviting you and your four legged friends out to their Doggy Derby Day. Bring your doggy to the east side and sip on mint juleps and mingle with all the pups. There will be a photo booth for the pups so you can grab a pic of your fur baby. They’ll also have a best-dressed contest, so make sure y’all dress up for the occasion. Party starts at 2 p.m.
The two most exciting minutes in sports will once again bring four full hours of fun for locals and guests thanks to the much-anticipated return of Kentucky Derby Day in Live Oak. As in the past, attendees will enjoy multiple televisions showing the race live, a Derby hat pop-up shop, festive cocktails, costume contests and much more. And new this year: special guests, Carson and Benny, two adorable miniature ponies rescued by event beneficiary Palomino Ridge Ranch Horse Rescue. Admission is $50 per person and includes a complimentary mint julep plus one race chit for a chance to predict the top finishers and win an overnight stay at the Hotel.
Derby Day at Wax Myrtle’s
Come in your derby best for a showing of the Kentucky Derby on the TVs on the patio and outside bar at Wax Myrtle’s! There will be Woodinville Whiskey Mint Juleps, complimentary Chandon champagne toast at the end of the race, along with a best dressed contest. The winner to be announced after the race.