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Kentucky Derby Parties 2023

Looking to catch the “fastest two minutes in sports” in style? Enjoy the 149th Run for the Roses with a side of Mint Juleps and eye-catching hats at these Kentucky Derby parties in Phoenix and Scottsdale.

The Woodford Reserve Derby DayClub: Presented by Sanderson Lincoln

The Woodford Reserve Derby DayClub: Presented by Sanderson Lincoln returns to Turf Paradise on Saturday, May 6. The event is organized and produced by The Bentley Scottsdale Polo Championships. Enjoy two track-side VIP experiences; guests can choose between several reserved seating and table options in The Sanderson Lincoln Black Label Lounge (table prices start at $525) or the new High Noon Sun Sips Pavilion (table prices start at $375). Individual tickets are $45 or $50 at the door. Turf Paradise opens at 7:15 a.m.; the Derby DayClub event opens at 10:45 a.m. For more information, visit

Mowry & Cotton at The Phoenician

Mowry & Cotton’s annual Kentucky Derby Party will feature Southern-inspired cuisine (think crab hush puppies, a bourbon fruit bowl, country ham, a dark-chocolate blackout cake, peach upside-down cake and more), best-dressed contents, a meet-and-greet with Bold Cowboy, Woodford Reserve and much more. A portion of the event proceeds will benefit After the Homestretch-Arizona, which reconditions former race horses, finding them forever homes. Tickets are $135 per person, and the event takes place from 1 to 4 p.m. on Derby Day at The Phoenician restaurant. For more information, visit

Andaz Scottsdale

Join Andaz Scottsdale for its Inaugural Kentucky Derby Party, taking place May 6, 1 to 4 p.m., at the Andaz Scottsdale Studio Lawn. Don your best Derby Day attire at this Kentucky Derby in Scottsdale event and enjoy Mint Juleps, traditional Derby treats, a silent auction, a contest for the best hat as well as photo ops. Tickets are $75 per person and can be purchased here. (Tickets include two drinks. There will be a full bar and food available for purchase at this 21-and-over event, too.) For more information, visit

Kentucky Derby Lawn Party at Michael Mina’s Bourbon Steak

Fairmont Scottsdale Princess

Join the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess for its annual Kentucky Derby Lawn Party at Michael Mina’s Bourbon Steak, from 1 to 5 p.m. Savor classic eats with Southern flair, festive live music, a photo booth, a fashion content, lawn games and more during this favorite Kentucky Derby in Scottsdale event. Tickets are $189 per person; tables are $1,800. For more information, visit

Boulders Resort & Spa

Boulders Resort & Spa celebrates the Kentucky Derby with a themed dinner on the outdoor terrace of The Grill Kitchen & Bar, taking place 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Revelers will also enjoy live entertainment, panoramic view and more. $110 per person. For more information, visit

Wine Girl 

Wine Girl Scottsdale is throwing a pre-Kentucky Derby party–Talk Derby to Me–with wine tastings and Derby hat making. On Wednesday, May 3 from 5 to 8 p.m., guests can enjoy four La Crema wine tastings of f chardonnay, rosé, pinot gris and pinot noir. Plus, hat-making kits will be provided by Wine Girl. Tickets are $30 per person and can be purchased here. For more information, visit

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The Montauk

The Montauk

The Montauk is celebrating the Kentucky Derby in Scottsdale with a lineup of featured Derby-inspired cocktails and a full day of live entertainment on May 6. $15 Derby Day cocktails include Mint Julep, Greyhound and a refreshing Garden Spritz. Guests can also take advantage of The Montauk’s weekend brunch from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and live entertainment from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information, visit

Kentucky Derby Cigar Dinner at Sanctuary Camelback Mountain

On May 4, with a reception at 6 p.m. and dinner at 7 p.m., join Sanctuary Camelback Mountain, A Gurney’s Resort & Spa, for a special three-course Kentucky Derby cigar dinner. La Gloria Cabana limited-edition cigars will be paired with cocktails and cuisine inspired by the Kentucky Derby. The night kicks off with passed hors d’oeuvres and a hosted bar featuring Woodford Reserve Kentucky Derby 149 Bourbon and the classic Mint Julep, followed by a dinner paired with bourbon cocktails. $210 per person, plus tax and gratuity. To book, visit OpenTable.

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