Get in a derby mood by sipping Maker's Mark mint juleps, entering fancy hat and best-dressed contests, and rooting for your favorite equine champion.
Pick a winner for the 45th Run for the Roses at Seattle's own horse race track. Once the excitement is over, celebrate your win or mourn your loss by dancing to a live set from the Herding Cats.
Catch the brief-but-action-packed Kentucky Derby over mint juleps and themed bites. Hats are not required, but they're very much encouraged.
Watch those horses race around the Churchill Downs track while you enjoy Michter's Whiskey cocktails and free snacks in your hats and bowties.
Nine Hats Wines
You don't have to go to Louisville to place bets on your favorite horse and wear a fancy outfit as you watch the most exciting two minutes in sports—this derby party will have raffles and half-off wine tastings for those wearing a floppy hat.
Feast on classic brunch offerings like eggs benedict, brioche French toast, and chicken-fried steak before getting shuttled to Emerald Downs for even more Derby festivities.
South Lake Union
Dapper equestrian enthusiasts can watch the Kentucky Derby live. Look forward to special cocktails, a hat contest, an auction benefiting the Little Bits Therapeutic Riding Center, vendor booths, and a cute photo station.
Bet on the steed with the coolest name to win cool prizes (we like Improbable and Long Range Toddy) and watch the action with a WhistlePig mint julep in hand. Awards will also be given to the best dressed attendees.