Famously regarded as the “most exciting two minutes in sports,” The Kentucky Derby draws crowds from all regions of the U.S. The race kicks off on May 7th in Louisville, Kentucky, but there’s still plenty of fun to be had in Austin. You don’t have to be a horse expert to enjoy the outlandish hats, pomp and circumstance, and adrenaline-inducing moments. At these local events, you’ll have a grand ‘ol time no matter how invested you are in the winners.
Derby Hat Party
Don your finest apparel and prance over to Dine restaurant at the Radisson. Overlooking the lake, this upscale party and fundraiser will be full of fabulous views. The hat competition will surely inspire a bit of friendly competition, but don’t worry about it getting too heated. The refreshing mint juleps will keep any bit of jealousy at bay. Besides, it’s nearly impossible to hold on to a grudge during an exciting event like this. The proceeds from The Derby Hat Party will benefit the Texas Network of Youth Services, a non-profit dedicated to supporting critical services for Texas’ youth and their families.
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