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Kentucky Derby Party

Saturday, May 4

3PM to 9PM

The Plaza

You're invited to celebrate the Derby in style at our award-winning Kentucky Derby Party on Saturday, May 4th from 3PM to 9PM! We will transform the Plaza into a glamorous party with a jumbo viewing screen to watch the race, place your bets, and enjoy live music performances. So put on your fancy hats and bowties, grab a Mint Julep, and let the fun begin!

Schedule of Events

3PM to 9PM

It’s not a Kentucky Derby Party without mint juleps! Enjoy the Derby’s signature drink or other selections of beer, wine, and specialty cocktails.

3PM to 6:30PM

Bring your dancing shoes, because Ty Reynolds Band will be performing! The band covers a complete variety of songs including Top 40, rock, country, funk, Motown, and more with the hits spanning from the 70s to current tunes. 

3PM to 6:30PM

Purchase raffle tickets and pick the horse you think will win first, place or show. Place your “bets” on your favorite horses by placing your tickets in their raffle jar and 3 lucky winners will be selected from the wining horses’ jars! Prizes will be given to the horse that places all 3 positions. Prize packages include various items and gift cards from participating Avalon retailers.

3PM to 7PM

Enjoy some pre-race fun with ShutterBooth photo booth and more! Plus, stop by to visit the Craft Box Girls for a special Kentucky Derby themed craft the little ones are sure to love.


Gather around the jumbo screen to watch the most anticipated horse race of the year and cheer on your favorite horse — they're off at 6:50pm! After the race, winners from the raffle will be announced.

6:45PM to 9PM

This Kentucky Derby Party doesn’t end after the horses are back in the stables! Stick around for a live DJ featuring dance hits while you enjoy another mint julep.


Retailer & Restaurant Offers:

Barleygarden Kitchen & Craft Bar - $5 Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale, special Kentucky Fried Chicken sandwich with Kentucky Brown sauce, and $8 Kentucky Mule

Colletta - $8 Sundown Mule from 5PM to 11PM

Farm to Ladle - 10% discount to any guest wearing a Derby hat

Oak Steakhouse - $8 Sundown Mule from 5PM to 11PM

Ted's Montana Grill - $7 Woodford Mint Juleps & $5 glasses of Bison Ridge wine (merlot, chardonnay, cabernet)

Anderson Aesthetics - $25 Glow Out on 5/3 from 9AM to 5PM and 5/4 from 12PM to 3PM

Bonobos - 20% off orders of $250 or more

Boogaloos - 15% off items

Lou & Grey25% off purchases over $100 (sale not included)

Sage - 25% off regular priced items all day

Scout & Molly's - 20% off dresses all day



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