Kentucky Derby season is just around the corner and that means it time to pull out your most fashionable hats. Just because we live in Arizona, it doesn’t mean that we can’t celebrate the Derby in style. Check out this list of the best Kentucky Derby events happening around the valley:
Bevvy’s Kentucky Derby Watch Party
On Saturday, May 2, 2015 the Valley’s newest gastro-pub, Bevvy (4420 N Saddlebag Trail), will be hosting a blowout Kentucky Derby Party and guests will be able to watch the race on the 30-plus flat-screen TVs. The party will amazing bar food, contests for “Best Hat”, “Biggest Hat”, “Best Dressed” and “Celebrity Look-Alikes”. Winners for the contests will receive complimentary Champagne and gift cards.
Bevvy will be serving up a special Derby-themed brunch/ lunch menu and there will be complimentary Champagne and mint juleps to early birds. Doors open at 11am go to www.bevvyaz.com for more information.
Kelly’s at Southbridge
Kelly’s at Southbridge (7117 E. 6TH Avenue) will be hosting the “Bubbles and Brown: Race for the Rose” event. On Saturday, May 2nd guests can enjoy $10 glasses of Perrier-Jouet Rose and $8 markers Mint Julips. There will be contests for the Best Hat and Best Dressed Couple.
The event will be showing the Derby live on surrounding TVs throughout the 8,000 square foot venue. For more information, visit www.kellysatsouthbridge.com
Bourbon Steak at Fairmont Scottsdale Princess
The Fairmont Steakhouse (7575 E. Princess Drive) will be a Kentucky Derby event with a delicious “Bourbon Steak’s Kentucky Derby Brunch” on the lawn. Brunch will include Derby inspired cocktails and delicious food such as buttermilk fried chicken sandwiches, biscuits & gravy, Crab Louie and truffle mac ‘n’ cheese.
There will be coverage of the derby on plasma screens indoor and out, hat contests, trunk show and games for the kids on the lawn.
Bourbon Steak’s Kentucky Derby Brunch is $79 per person. Call 480-585-2694 to make reservations.
Turf Paradise (1501 W Bell Rd) will be hosting many different events on Saturday, May 2, 2015 for the Kentucky Derby. There will be mint juleps, fashion judging, clubhouse buffets, tiki-style bars and private TV showings of the derby.
For a complete list of the different packages offered at the the Turf Paradise for the derby visit, http://www.turfparadise.com/kentucky-derby-party.html
Chef Justin Beckett will be whipping up a Kentucky Derby feast for guests on Saturday, May 2, 2015. He encourages all guests to dress to the nines in their most fashionable Kentucky Derby Style. The all-day event will be hosted at Southern Rail (300 W. Camelback Rd) with a race-day selection of Kentucky fare, fashion contests, live coverage of the race and Mint Juleps.
For more information visit, http://southernrailaz.com
The Phoenician (6000 E. Camelback Rd) is to host its 3rd Annual Kentucky Derby on Saturday, May 2, 2015. The event will include Southern-style cuisine, hat contest, best Southern fashion, winner’s circle raffle, flat-screen TVs and prizes. A portion of the proceeds will benefit After the Homestretch, an organization dedicated to finding homes for former racehorses.
The event will be hosted on the Orchid Lawn at The Phoenician and will run from 1-4 pm. Tickets are $65 per person, for more information visit http://www.thephoenician.com/event/derby-day-at-the-phoenician/.