Kentucky Derby Events in the Valley | May 2, 2015

Your local list of Kentucky Derby Events happening this Saturday, May 2, 2015 All Over The Valley

Kentucky Derby Viewing Party

Sat, May 2 at 2 p.m.
DeSoto Central Market | 925 N. Central Ave. | 602-680-7747

This new Downtown Phoenix establishment is hosting this free party. In light of the Kentucky Derby they are offering $7 mint juleps  and Kentucky Hot Brown Burgers. Party guests who dress up in their best derby wear may even win a prize.

Mint Juleps Recipe

Mint Juleps Recipe

Kentucky Derby Lawn Party at Bourbon Steak

Sat, May 2 from 3-5 p.m.
Fairmont Scottsdale Princess 7575 E Princess Drive | $85 |  480-585-2694

The chic Scottsdale restaurant hosts this high-end soiree inspired by the Kentucky Derby’s Millionaire’s Row. Dine on a brunch menu featuring Kentucky How Browns, shrimp and grits arancini, country ham, red-eye biscuits, buttermilk oyster sliders and more.  Enjoy icy mint juleps, live blues entertainment and bourbon tasting. Dress to impress the panel of judges wearing your best derby ensemble and have a chance of winning great prizes.

Kentucky Derby Party at The Phoenician

Sat, May 2 from 2-4 p.m.
Orchid Lawn | 6000 E Camelback Road | $65 | 480-423-2530

The Phoenician is known for throwing grand celebrations and their elegant Kentucky Derby events hold par.  With fancy southern dishes, a Winner’s Circle Raffle for best hat and Southern fashion. Guests have an opportunity to take photos with retired ranch horses from the organization, Homestretch, which helps these horses find homes. Multiple flat-screens will showcase the race.

Bubbles and Brown Race for the Roses Party

Sat, May 2 | Kelly’s at Southbridge | 7117 E sixth Ave. Scottsdale | Free| 480-393-4205

This upscale Scottsdale pub hosts this relaxed Kentucky Derby Party featuring $10 Perrier-Jouet Rose champaign and $8 Maker’s Mark mint juleps. Awards for best hat and best dressed couples will be handed out.

Bourbon and Bubbles

Sat, May 2 from noon until the race ends
Second Story Liquor Bar | 4166 N Scottsdale Road | $20 | 480-945-5555

This modern, hip Second Story Liquor Bar and Restaurant hosts their 2nd annual Derby party. Enjoy a special brunch menu, mint juleps and a best hat contest and over $1000 in giveaways. Your $20 ticket includes Perrier-Jouet champaign toast.

Derby Day Party at Padre Murphey’s

Sat, May 2 at 8:30 a.m.
Padre Murphey’s 4338 W. Bell Road | Free | 602-547-9406

The West Valley pub opens its doors at 8:30 a.m. to welcome Kentucky Derby fans. Breakfast will be served until 11:30 a.m. as well as specials on mint juleps, mimosas and other cocktails. Padre’s features the race on over 80 TVs as well as live off-track betting. The winner of the best hat contest will be announced at 3 p.m. and will take away $100 happy hour bar credit.where the winner

Kentucky Derby Party at Turf Paradise

Sat, May 2 Gates open at 7:35 a.m.
Turf Paradise | 1501 W. Bell Road | 602-375-6471
$25 – 65 for packages $5 grandstand admission. Free for ages 16 and younger

Turf Paradise holds the largest of Kentucky Derby events in the Arizona with over 8,000 people already expected in attendance.  Guests can place their Kentucky Derby wagers and watch the live race. The track will also host their own races, a fashion contest, live music and activities for the kiddos. The first 4,000 paying guests will receive a commemorative Kentucky Derby glass. Various seating arrangements are available but spots do fill up quick, so reserve your spot soon.

Kentucky Derby Party at The Bevvy

Sat, May 2 at 11 a.m.
The Bevvy | 4420 N. Saddlebag Trail | Free | 602-200-0085

The new gastropub hosts this bash which offers live off-track betting, best dressed and best and largest hat contests,  celebrity lookalikes and more. Watch the race on over 30 TVs and enjoy the unofficial derby anthem, “My Old Kentucky Home,” which will be playing throughout the day.

Kentucky Derby Celebration at Southern Rail

Sat, May 2 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Southern Rail | 300 W. Camelback Road | Free | 602-200-0085

The restaurant inside the Newton will feature a special brunch menu from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., with specials such as tea sandwiches, pickled shrimp and vegetables, and a caramelized onion and blue cheese tart. Sip mint juleps and creole-lemonade cocktails for $5 during the party. Prizes will be given for best and biggest men’s and women’s hats. Private rooms are available for parties of up to 30 people.



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