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Kentucky Derby Parties 2024

Looking to catch the “fastest two minutes in sports” in style? Enjoy the 150th Run for the Roses on May 4 with a side of mint juleps, Derby pie and eye-catching hats at these Kentucky Derby parties in Phoenix and Scottsdale.

Kentucky Derby Party at Andaz Scottsdale

Kentucky Derby Party at Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Bungalows

Experience the Kentucky Derby with Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Bungalows on May 4 from 1 to 4 p.m. Revelers can sip mint juleps, savor traditional Derby treats and take part in a silent auction, photo opportunities with a beautiful horse, a raffle, a cigar bar and more at the picturesque Studio Lawn. Kentucky Derby fashion is encouraged, and the party is a pup-friendly affair.
Cost: $50.

150th Kentucky Derby Party at The Phoenician Resort

From 1 to 4 p.m. on May 4, The Phoenician hosts the 150th Kentucky Derby Party on Mowry & Cotton’s porch and dining room. Attendees of this Kentucky Derby Party in Phoenix will celebrate the historic race with themed festivities, bourbon offerings, fashion contests, Southern-inspired dishes and two complimentary traditional mint juleps, served in a commemorative copper cup. Plus, small-batch Woodford Reserve will be available for purchase with complimentary custom bottle engraving. A portion of proceeds from the event will benefit local nonprofit After the Homestretch-Arizona, which is dedicated to reconditioning, retraining and re-homing former racehorses.
Cost: $165 per person.

150th Run for the Roses at Bourbon Steak

Experience the “fastest two minutes in sports” during the 150th Run for the Roses at Fairmont Scottsdale Princess’ Bourbon Steak. Party-goers can take in the race on plasma screens both indoors and out, as well as enjoy festive live music, food and drink (think delicious shrimp and grits, Kentucky hot brown and Derby pie), a photo booth, lawn games and more. The event takes place from 1 to 5 p.m.
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The Stella Artois Derby DayClub at Turf Paradise

The Stella Artois Derby DayClub at Turf Paradise

The Stella Artois Derby DayClub returns to Turf Paradise, with live racing and betting on May 4, for an exciting Kentucky Derby party in Phoenix. The event, which kicks off at 10:45 a.m., also features DJ entertainment, dancing, over-the-top fashions and much more. The Stella Artois Derby DayClub is organized and produced by The Bentley Scottsdale Polo Championships, and there are two track-side VIP experiences available. Guests can choose between The Sanderson Lincoln Black Label Lounge or The Nütrl Vodka Seltzer Pavilion.
Cost: General admission starts at $45 when purchased by May 3; Seltzer Pavilion tickets range from $400 to $525; and The Sanderson Lincoln Black Label Lounge table prices range from $550 to $1,400.

Kentucky Derby Brunch at Maple & Ash

Get to Scottsdale’s Maple & Ash on May 4 for a special Kentucky Derby brunch. Wear your hats and dress to impress while enjoying Woodford Bourbon features, best-dressed contest, Derby-inspired cocktails and more.
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Kentucky Derby Daze at Desert Ridge Marketplace

On Saturday, May 4, celebrate the Kentucky Derby at Desert Ridge Marketplace in North Phoenix. That day, Villa Fleur, the District’s seasonal pop-up dome concept, will be serving up mint juleps and all-day brunch; the race will be displayed on the jumbo LED screen at the District Stage; and guests 21 and over are invited visit any participating Sip & Stroll location and grab a drink to enjoy during the race.
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