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Events & Watch Parties to Celebrate Kentucky Derby Day in Orlando 2024

Updated: May 5

Revel in the thrilling anticipation of the Kentucky Derby here in Orlando, so don your colourful hats, fascinators, and fedoras for the ultimate celebration of The Run for the Rosés.

Where to Celebrate Kentucky Derby Day in Orlando 2024

Annnd they’re OFF!

The Kentucky Derby has been held every year since 1875, and is usually staged on the first Saturday in May. This year's Derby Day is Saturday, May 4, 2024, and here in Orlando there is lots of 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.

Where To Celebrate Derby Day In Orlando 2024

Derby on Park Kentucky Derby Party  Mercedes Benz of Orlando, 810 N Orlando Ave, Maitland

Derby on Park Kentucky Derby Party
Mercedes Benz of Orlando, 810 N Orlando Ave, Maitland

If you like to party with Big Hats, Mint Juleps, Delicious Food, and Luxury Sports Cars, then come experience the real "Horsepower" of Derby on Park at Mercedes-Benz of Orlando.

Enjoy 4-hours of fun at the Ultimate Kentucky Derby viewing experience, Lite bites via our serving stations, premium open bars, music inside & outside, dancing, Women's Best Hat, Men's Best Dressed, and Best Dressed Couples contest with amazing prizes, (Derby attire encouraged - inside & outside event). Complimentary Valet Included for everyone.

Tickets start at $70. First "100" Guests receive complimentary Cigar from Cinfuego Cigars (Additional cigars available for purchase)

Bosendorfer Lounge, 325 South Orange Avenue, Orlando

Kentucky Derby Affair at The Bosendorfer Lounge
Bosendorfer Lounge, 325 South Orange Avenue, Orlando

Experience the epitome of luxury and sophistication at Grand Bohemian Orlando's exclusive Kentucky Derby Celebration hosted at the renowned Bosendorfer Lounge.

Join us on Saturday, May 4th, from 2:30 pm to 6:30 pm for an unforgettable afternoon of opulence and excitement. While this event is open to the public, tickets are available by RSVP only.

Event Highlights:

Derby Hat Showcase: Strut your stuff and compete for fabulous prizes in our Opulent Derby Hat Showcase. Let your style shine as you vie for the title of most luxurious headwear.

Exquisite Mint Julep Experience: Immerse yourself in the classic Derby tradition with our Exquisite Mint Julep Bar. Sip on meticulously crafted libations featuring a variety of mint infusions for a truly indulgent experience.

Luxury Atmosphere: Step into an atmosphere of refined elegance as you mingle with fellow guests amidst the luxurious surroundings of the Bosendorfer Lounge. Enjoy the thrill of the race in an ambiance of sophistication and grandeur.

Kentucky Derby Day at Boxi Park

Kentucky Derby Day at Boxi Park
Boxi Park - Lake Nona

Come celebrate the Greatest Two Minutes in sports at Boxi Park in Lake Nona with an all-day party featuring live music, Derby-inspired food and beverage specials, and more! We’ll be showing the race on the big screen with sound. $5 Cover after 5 pm.

Kentucky Derby Watch Party  Spill Wine Bar, 1196 Tree Swallow Drive # 1314 Winter Springs

Kentucky Derby Watch Party
Spill Wine Bar, 1196 Tree Swallow Drive # 1314 Winter Springs

Welcome to the Kentucky Derby Watch Party at Spill Wine Bar! Join us for an exciting afternoon of horse racing, fancy hats, and mint juleps.

Get ready to cheer on your favorite horses as they race to the finish line. Whether you're a seasoned horse racing fan or just looking for a fun time, this event is perfect for everyone. So grab your friends, put on your best derby attire, and come on down to Spill Wine Bar for a day of excitement and entertainment. Fancy Hat Contest with prizes for the winner!

LIVE MUSIC with Shine starts at 7pm

Kentucky Derby Watch Party at The Hampton Social
The Hampton Social at The Pointe Orlando

Join The Hampton Social for a day of the Kentucky Derby and enjoy $10 Rosé Mint Juleps and a live viewing of the race!

4th 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 music, casino games (NEW!), red carpet photos, 50/50 raffle, lottery hat, Photo Booth, cigar bar and best hat/best dressed contests so come in your best Derby attire!

Held on Saturday May 4, 2024 at 4:30 pm until 8:30 pm at The Center at Deltona 1640 Dr. M.L.K. Blvd, Deltona.

17th Annual Derby Day 4 Autism
FBC Mortgage Stadium, 4465 Knights Victory Way, Orlando

Derby Day 4 Autism Golf Classic and Extravaganza is Orlando's Premier Kentucky Derby Event benefitting Central Florida families affected by Autism and Related Disorders.

Loyal Source’s Derby Day is Orlando’s biggest Kentucky Derby watch party! We’re holding this year’s event at FBC Mortgage Stadium, with unlimited food and drinks, a live auction, raffle prizes, 50/50 raffle, winner’s circle, music by DJ Gonzo, dancing, and much more.

Tickets start at $125. The party is open to adults 21 and older – so bring your best Derby fashions and join the fun!

Kentucky Derby Tea Time
The Tea Room Experience, 420 East Church Street Unit 109, Orlando

It’s time to put on your Derby hat for our Kentucky Derby themed Afternoon Tea Experience!

Saturday, May 4th, Seating Times: 10:00am, 1:00pm & 4:00pm. $48.00 per person​. Derby attire is strongly encouraged.

Enjoy a Kentucky Derby Themed afternoon tea with a Selection of Finger Sandwiches, Scones with Devonshire Cream & Preserve, Savory Bites, Petite Desserts & a Fine Selection of Unlimited Loose-Leaf Tea.

Kentucky Derby Party at HighT  HighT, 23 W Church Street, Orlando

Kentucky Derby Party at HighT
HighT, 23 W Church Street, Orlando

Off to the Races at the Church St. Downs! Grab your hats and head to HighT to watch the greatest two minutes of sport racing. Nay the best Horse win! Enjoy complimentary hors d'oeuvres throughout the event.

Featuring Specialty Cocktails, Photo Ops, and Games!

Kentucky Derby Viewing Party

The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes

Sample southern appetizers and mint juleps in the Lobby Lounge sunroom at The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lake. Derby attire required. For reservations call (407) 393-4200.

10th Annual Kentucky Derby Soirée  Dr Phillips Center, 445 S Magnolia Ave, Orlando

10th Annual Kentucky Derby Soirée
Dr Phillips Center, 445 S Magnolia Ave, Orlando

Celebrating a decade of elegance and excitement, this year's Kentucky Derby Soirée is set to honor the historic 150th Kentucky Derby in grand style. Embark on a journey where the spirit of the Derby is brought to life, complete with refreshing mint juleps, eye-catching fascinators, and an atmosphere that radiates sophistication and joy.

Dress in your Derby best and join us for a night filled with the melodies of music, exquisite hors d'oeuvres, and our handcrafted signature cocktails. Engage with fellow attendees in a setting marked by Ivy Tea Rose's commitment to excellence, as we collectively bask in the anticipation of the iconic race.

This spectacular event is more than just a celebration; it's an opportunity to support the noble mission of Ivy Tea Rose, Inc., in partnership with Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.® - Nu Iota Omega Chapter, proudly presented by the Orlando Health Foundation.

Derby Daze Day Party  Legends Resto & Lounge, International Drive, Orlando

Derby Daze Day Party
Legends Resto & Lounge, International Drive, Orlando

Join us on Saturday, May 4th, for Derby Daze: A Kentucky Derby Influenced Day Party Experience at Legends Resto & Lounge. Experience the excitement of "the greatest 2 minutes in sports" and immerse yourself in one of the most fashion-forward events in the world.

Derby Daze is curated to recreate this atmosphere for the movers and shakers of the Central Florida community.

Derby Party 2024
The Courtesy, 1288 N. Orange Ave, Winter Park

Come celebrate in style The Courtesy's annual Derby Party! Enjoy a lineup from Michter’s Distillery with Juleps and other specialty cocktails, and Southern-inspired snacks from our friends at Swine & Sons.

$20 ticket includes your seat, welcome drink or bubbles & a commemorative Derby glass. Party starts at 4:30pm for pre-race celebrations. Best Hat & Best Socks wins a Courtesy gift card and bottle of Michters. Watch the Derby LIVE from our TVs - race begins at 6:57 pm EST. Doors to the public will open at 7:30 pm.

2nd Annual Kentucky Derby Party
Forward/Slash, 650 S Capen Ave., Winter Park

Come watch the most exciting 2 minutes in sports at our 2nd Annual Kentucky Derby Party!

FREE Entry. Peach Juleps & Bourbon will be flowing with complimentary sample of whiskey for those dressed to impress. Interactive 360 photo booth to capture your festive fit. Food from Red Panda Noodle 5 pm - 8 pm. Party begins at 4 pm through the race til close

Gather the troops to come watch the Derby LIVE on our TVs. Hang out and enjoy our new expanded event space while you sip on deliciously crafted Juleps

Kentucky Derby Party

Heathrow Legacy Country Club, Bridgewater Drive, Heathrow

Join New Beginnings Outreach Ministries for a fabulous Kentucky Derby Party at the Heathrow Country Club in Heathrow. Get ready to experience the excitement of the most prestigious horse race in style. Put on your fancy hats and dapper suits, and get ready for an unforgettable day of fun, fashion, and horse racing. Whether you're a die-hard racing fan or just looking for a good time, this event is perfect for everyone. Enjoy delicious food, refreshing drinks, and of course, the thrilling race itself.

Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to be a part of the Kentucky Derby Party!

Kentucky Derby Block Party
Orange County Brewers & Tin & Taco, International Parkway, Lake Mary

From 11 am until close, immerse yourself in the thrill of the Derby at the Kentucky Derby Block Party with games, prizes, and exclusive drink specials tailored to the occasion. Indulge in our delectable brunch menu available until 3 pm to fuel your festivities

Dapper Derby Day  Stadium Club at the Caribe Royale Orlando

Dapper Derby Day
Stadium Club at the Caribe Royale Orlando, 8101 World Center Drive Orlando

Join UCP of Central Florida for a watch party to witness the most exciting two minutes in sports, the 150th running of the Kentucky Derby! Sponsors Brown Forman, Woodford Reserve, Kendal Jackson, and The Stadium Club at the Caribe Royale Orlando have an exciting event planned that includes food and beverages, golf simulator contests, a spectacular raffle, and a best dressed contest for those showing off their Derby finest.

Dust off your fascinators and fedoras and we'll see you at the party! Your ticket includes admission to the private party at Orlando's most interactive, immersive, and captivating sport’s bar with a buffet and drink tickets. The Stadium Club's full menu of food and drinks will also be available. Event is for guests 21 and up.

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