Get ready for Derby in The D! The Kentucky Derby horse race is held annually in Louisville, Kentucky. The Kentucky Derby 2023 is almost always on the first Saturday in May. Stay tuned for May 6, 2023, for party events in Detroit that allow us to celebrate as a community.
The locals have several options to feel connected to this lively experience. Join the Detroit community gatherings at various locations around town. Your favorite local restaurant joints and other paces are hosting special party events this Saturday, several of which will be serving Mint Juleps.
Detroitisit rounded up an exciting list of the best party events in Detroit to watch the Kentucky Derby 2023 right here!
GREEN DOT STABLES
Join the fun at Detroit’s Kentucky Derby gathering place at Green Dot Stables this Saturday, May 6. The Detroit community is gathering at various locations around town to watch the Kentucky Derby and enjoy some party events in Detroit! Enjoy the horse racing and show up like you’re ready to race! Weare your best derby outfits to the event and compete in the categories of Best Hat and Best Dressed for a chance to win Green Dot goodies. A special eight-foot selfie wall will feature fresh roses in celebration. The music begins at 4 p.m. and the party continues well past the 6:45 p.m. post time. Menu highlights include hot browns, cheeseburger sliders, derby pie, and of course, the classic Mint Julep. Click HERE to learn more.
Location: 2200 W. Lafayette Blvd. near Corktown
DETROIT CITY DISTILLERY
Date & Time: Saturday, May 6, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m
Detroit City Distillery (DCD) creates small batch artisanal whiskey, gin and vodka, and limited-edition spirits, using the finest local ingredients sourced directly from farms near its Distillery and Tasting Room located in Detroit’s famed Eastern Market. DCD is hosting a special Kentucky Derby Party this Saturday, May 6, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. in celebration of its back-to-back Double-Gold Medal wins for Butcher’s Cut Bourbon and Homegrown Rye at this year’s World Spirits Competition in San Francisco.
Location: 2462 Riopelle Street, Detroit
2023 DETROIT KENTUCKY DERBY DAY PARTY
Date & Time: Sat May 06 2023 at 04:00 pm
Did you ever think about enjoying the Kentucky Derby at The Detroit Zoo? You may see more than just horses here! Sponsored by PNC Bank and in conjunction with Circle Events, join “The 2023 Detroit Kentucky Derby Day Party” on the grounds of The Detroit Zoo. This Gala will utilize the entire South Grounds-The Ford Education Center, The Leaf Room (VIP Accommodations), The Events Pavilion, On-Site Restaurant, Dining Tent, Cigar Coves plus so much more. There’s more than enough seating plus a huge dance area, multiple bars, and food options. Everyone attending will get Complimentary Parking.
Location: 8450 W 10 Mile Rd. Royal Oak, MI
COOK UP YOUR OWN KENTUCKY DERBY 2023 PARTY
Want more ways to party for this year’s Kentucky Derby 2023? Celebrate your own way! Get in the summer spirit by cooking and/or grilling something good! Some would rather host the party event themselves in honor of this exciting horse race tradition. You can plan your own party games too and get people involved. Find delicious catering options in Detroit with all the comfort & soul foods that are made with local love!
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