Guide to Derby Day in the D


Guide to Derby Day in the D

Pick out a fancy hat from the Peacock Room or a slick suit from George Gregory and get ready for Derby Day in the D!

It’s horse racing time! Whether you’re a fan of the track or the juleps, there’s somewhere to celebrate on May 5th. Pick your party and get ready for a fun night. To celebrate the southern tradition, we’re giving away a $50 giftcard to Detroit’s only equestrian themed bar – Green Dot Stables! Enter to win and see if you come out a winner on Derby Day!


Enter to win a $50 giftcard to Green Dot Stables in Corktown!

Derby Day @ Green Dot Stables
Join the party at Green Dot Stables! They’ll be live music, hat contests and delicious food!

Kentucky Derby Party @ Sports & Social
Watch the game and join a horse race on Henry Street to win a prize at Little Caesar Arena’s Sports & Social.

Derby Party @ Stache International
Bring a prize or empty your pockets for the ‘crate-o-crap’! Pick the right pony to win the race, and win goodies you won’t forget. Enjoy drink and food specials too! 

Woodford Reserve Derby Party @ The Skip
Throw on your finest wide brimmed hat & gingham pants, and get ready to sip frozen mint juleps, prizes and a party in The Belt.

Detroit Styled Derby Party @ Atwater Brewery
Show up in a Derby-worthy hat or attire to get $3 select pints and to be entered to win an Atwater prize package after the race!

KBS Keg Party @ TAP at MGM Grand
Enjoy Kentucky Breakfast Stout on Kentucky Derby Day! TAP is pulling out the keg and turning the tvs to the race.

Derby Party @ joebar
Live races on the TV all day, Mint Juleps, spiked sweet tea, friendly in-house wagering, and a Southern inspired menu all day.

Detroit Kentucky Derby Day Party @ Charles H Wright Museum
Enjoy food, drinks and the Derby in the breathtaking atrium of the Charles H. Wright Museum. (cost: $40-$85)

Detroit Derby Brunch @ Roostertail
Get dressed up for a good cause and partake in the high-style fun of the Kentucky derby with a formal brunch. (cost: $85-125)


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Due to COVID-19, most events and venues have been cancelled and closed.

We will continue to keep you updated on events as they resume their normal scheduling.

In the meantime, we highly suggest you confirm the dates and details
for each event with the venue itself prior to attending.