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All The Events to Celebrate Kentucky Derby Day in Orlando

Updated: May 7, 2023

Get ready to revel in the thrilling anticipation of the Kentucky Derby, so don your'e colourful hats, fascinators, and fedoras for the ultimate celebration of The Run for the Rosés.



Annnd they’re OFF!


The Kentucky Derby has been held every year since 1875, and is usually staged on the first Saturday in May, and here in Orlando there is many events to enjoy the “most exciting two minutes in sports.”


Put on your finest Derby attire and enjoy an unforgettable day of sport, music, delicious hors d'oeuvres, and signature cocktails, including mint juleps of course!


As the horses thunder down the track toward the finish line, the thrill of the race is only matched by the excitement of the party.


Derby Day In Orlando... Where To Celebrate


Derby on Park Kentucky Derby Party Winter Park Event Center

Derby on Park Kentucky Derby Party
Winter Park Event Center 1050 W Morse Blvd Winter Park


Enjoy 4-hours of fun at the ultimate Kentucky Derby viewing experience with two large format drop down screen TV's, lite bites, premium open bars, music inside & outside, dancing, Best Hat contest with amazing prizes, (Derby attire encouraged - inside & outside event).


Orlando Kentucky Derby The Vue at Lake Eola

Orlando Kentucky Derby

The Vue at Lake Eola 255 South orange St. Orlando


Enjoy the Orlando Kentucky Derby event at a beautiful springtime venue.


Make sure you show off your spring colors, as you watch the Kentucky Derby on the venues flat screen monitors. Enjoy food, laughter and drinks which will be flowing throughout the event as you celebrate with good friendships and a dash of festivity.


Run for the Roses: A Kentucky Derby Cocktail Soireé Citrus Club

Run for the Roses: A Kentucky Derby Cocktail Soireé
Citrus Club 255 South Orange Avenue Suite 1800 Orlando

Join Ivy Tea Rose, Inc. for the dazzling Run for the Roses: Kentucky Derby Cocktail Soireé on Saturday, May 6, 2023! The excitement of the race comes alive as you celebrate the timeless tradition of the Derby, complete with mint juleps, stunning fascinators, and a fabulous atmosphere.

Put on your finest Derby attire and join an unforgettable evening filled with music, delicious hors d'oeuvres, and signature cocktails.

Watch together as the horses thunder down the track toward the finish line. The thrill of the race is only matched by the excitement of the party, and with Ivy Tea Rose's attention to detail, this will be a night to remembeR.


 Derby Party at Plancha  Four Seasons Resort Orlando

Derby Party at Plancha
Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort

Join the Plancha team for a Derby viewing party featuring, contests, live music, Open Bar, derby food favorites such as Derby Hot Brown, Bourbon Pecan Pie, Fried Chicken & Cheddar Waffle and Mint Juleps.


There will be Derby inspired photo opportunities for everyone to enjoy.

Kentucky Derby Day at Boxi Park

Kentucky Derby Day at Boxi Park
Boxi Park - Lake Nona

Come celebrate the Greatest Two Minutes in sports with an all-day party at Boxi Park in Lake Nona, featuring live music, a Derby hat contest and more!

Entertainment Lineup Adam Duss Experience | 1-5 PM DJ K1X | 5 - 11 PM Vision Music Group | 7 - 10 PM


 Kentucky Derby Gala at the German American Society of Central Florida

Kentucky Derby Party
German American Society of Central Florida, Casselberry

Mark your calendars for Saturday May 6, 2023 as we host our annual Kentucky Derby Gala at the German American Society of Central Florida.


For your music and dancing pleasure, they will feature the Good Times Ballroom Band. This seven-piece orchestra plays a great selection of American big-band era standards as well as ballroom dance music including swing, waltzes, foxtrots, Latin and more.


They will also have special performances by the Razzle Dazzle Dance group. So put on your Derby attire and hats and join for this fun-filled evening.


 2nd Annual Kentucky Derby Party Central 28 Beer Company

2nd Annual Kentucky Derby Party
Central 28 Beer Company 290 Springview Commerce Drive #1 DeBary

Central 28 Beer Co proudly presents the 2nd annual Kentucky Derby Party.


Eat, drink and play some games.

What’s included:

All you can eat pulled pork, charcuterie, fruit, snacks, dessert

Commemorative Cup

First drink free

Fun games and prizes


Derby Day at the Veranda The Veranda at Thornton Park

Derby Day at the Veranda
The Veranda at Thornton Park 707 E Washington St Orlando,

Celebrate Derby Day at the Veranda with a Mint Juliep Bar, Live Music, Food Vendors, Race on Big Screen, Local Vendors to Shop


A Taste of the 149th Kentucky Derby Charity Event Sanford Civic Center

A Taste of the 149th Kentucky Derby Charity Event
Sanford Civic Center 401 East Seminole Boulevard Sanford

Annnd they’re OFF...

A "Taste of the 149th Kentucky Derby Charity Event" promises to be very exciting! Join us for the “most exciting two minutes in sports.”


Enjoy an evening filled with fun, food, and festivities. Watch the race, cheer for your favorite horse, enjoy Kentucky Derby style cuisine, and sip on wine, our signature Derby cocktail, or other tasty spirits.


Wear your fabulous Derby attire. Participate in the hat competition and stroll to win prizes. If you feel lucky, participate in the 50/50 Raffle and the Silent Auction.

Enjoy appetizers and smooth jazz during the Cocktail Hour and live entertainment by Zavarius Acree during dinner. To end the evening, DJ Ken Moore will be spinning your favorite R&B and Pop music to dance the night away!



3rd Annual DeLand Derby Hosted by Rotaract Club of DeLand
The Center At Deltona 1640 Drive Martin Luther King Boulevard Deltona

The Rotaract Club of DeLand is excited to host this year's DeLand Derby for guests 21+ to enjoy. Tickets include a food buffet, drinks and of course live streams of The Kentucky Derby


There will be a DJ, lawn activities, red carpet photos and best hat/best dressed contests so come in your best Derby attire!


Proceeds will benefit Hope Reins Therapeutic Riding Center, www.hopereinsinc.org; Command K-9 Service Dogs, commandk9servicedogs.com and Taylor High School FFA Club.



16th Annual Derby Day 4 Autism
42 W Central Blvd 42 West Central Boulevard Orlando

Derby Day 4 Autism Golf Classic and Extravaganza is 2 days of fun and excitement benefiting the UCF Center for Autism and Related Disabilities.


The 2023 Golf Classic will be held at Eagle Creek Golf Club in Orlando, FL on Friday, May 5th. The tournament will be a four-person scramble (singles will be assigned to a team) where teams compete for closest to the pin, hole-in-one, and coveted DD4A Tournament Championship. Click for more details.


Derby Day Party

The 2023 Derby Day Party will be held at Ember in downtown Orlando on Saturday, May 6th. This annual extravaganza includes all the drinks, food and fun you can handle! We’ll have great music, dancing, a live auction, raffle and much more – all while watching the Kentucky Derby! Click for more details.


Make a Donation!

All Derby Day proceeds go to help UCF – with the assistance of Providing Autism Links & Supports (PALS) – to provide services and support to Central Florida families affected by Autism and Related Disorders. Join us in helping this worthwhile cause by donating today!



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