The Kentucky Derby, known as “The Most Exciting Two Minutes In Sports,” is taking place on Saturday, May 5, 2018. Watch the race, enjoy mint juleps and dress the part at one of these Kentucky Derby parties in the Phoenix and Scottsdale areas.
Talk Derby to Me at Sonata’s
Alyssa James Foundation along with Networking360 will be hosting a 2018 Kentucky Derby event called “Talk Derby to Me” on Saturday, May 5, 12-5pm at Sonata’s in Scottsdale. This year’s event will benefit local 501c3 nonprofits- Camp Not-A-Wheeze, Corp. & Opportunity 4 Kids. GA Tickets to this event will include two drinks and food. There will be a step and repeat, silent auction, blackjack tables, photo opportunities, DJ, best dressed / best hat prizes and more. Tickets are $55 in advance, $60 at the door. Get tickets at squareup.com.
Derby DayClub at Turf Paradise
The Third Annual Stella Artois Derby DayClub will take place Saturday, May 5, 2018 at Turf Paradise in Phoenix. Stella Artois Derby DayClub guests can enjoy air-cooled tents, private betting terminals, all-inclusive VIP tickets, a taco bar, champagne tastings and the ever popular Mint Juleps. General Admission DayClub tickets into the tent start at just $30 in advance, or $40 at the door. Reserved seats are $60. Or reserve your spot now inside the Sanderson Lincoln Black Label Lounge, tickets are $115 in advance / $125 at the door. For more information and tickets, visit thepoloparty.com.
Bourbon Steak’s Kentucky Derby Lawn Party
“The most exciting two minutes in sports” will be celebrated in grand Southern style at Michael Mina’s Bourbon Steak at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess with a Kentucky Derby brunch and lawn party, 1pm to 4:30pm on Saturday, May 5, 2018. Since the Derby is just as much about fashion as it is horse racing, women of grace and taste are encouraged to complete their Derby look with their most stylish hats, while dapper gents might sport seersucker, both with a chance to win prizes from an esteemed panel of judges. Prizes include dinner for two in Bourbon Steak, a day at Well & Being Spa and a weekend getaway to the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess. Bourbon Steak’s Kentucky Derby Brunch is $109 per person, plus tax and service charge. Reservations are suggested by calling 480.585.2694. Tickets may also be purchased at the door.
Kentucky Derby Bash at Bevvy
Bevvy’s Kentucky Derby watch party on Saturday May 5, 2018 is bigger and better than ever before, now kicking off at 8am and running till 2am. Get there early to place your bets and stake out your spot either inside this stylish gastropub, or outside on the expanded street-front tent featuring outdoor bars, temporary betting windows, cozy seating, and most important, even more HD TVs so you can catch all the action. They will also be hosting Derby-themed contests for “Best Hat,” “Best Dressed” (male & female) and more, with winners receiving amazing prizes. For VIP reservations, contact 602.777.1757.
Turf Paradise Kentucky Derby Party
The Annual Kentucky Derby Party at Turf Paradise in Phoenix will take place Saturday, May 5, 2018, with gates opening at 7am. Watch the Kentucky Derby in addition to watching live horse racing all day long at Turf Paradise. Grandstand admission is just $5, and kids 16 and under get in free. There is also live music, a kids’ fun park with bounce house inflatables, and food and drink specials. For those wanting to kick it up a notch, there are all day buffets in the air conditioned comfort of Turf’s Directors’ Suite, Turf Club, and Club House. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit turfparadise.com.
Derby Day Soiree at Padre Murphy’s
On Saturday, May 5th, the Valley’s premier Irish pub and off-track betting destination, Padre Murphy’s in Glendale, will be hosting their annual Derby Day celebration. Beginning with breakfast at 8:30 a.m. (served until 11:30 a.m.), the celebration will also include Derby Day drink specials (peach mimosas, mint juleps and Stella Artois drafts), off-track betting, a live telecast of the 144th Annual Kentucky Derby on 90+ TVs (airing from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. MST) and a Derby Day hat contest at 2:30 p.m. Prizes include a $100 happy hour at Padre Murphy’s, a $50 gift card to Gaston Jewelry Store and a dozen red roses.