The Kentucky Derby is a southerner’s dream event- after all, who doesn’t love fabulous hats? If you can’t quite make it all the way to Kentucky, you’re in luck because you can celebrate right here in Richmond.
Mark your calendar because the Conch Republic is throwing a Kentucky Derby Party on Saturday, May 5 from 3pm-7pm. Enjoy the races by doing your own bidding in a silent auction, while watching the game on the multiple televisions that will no doubt be tuned in to the big race. Raffles and door prizes will also be up for grabs throughout the afternoon and evening.
Additionally, proceeds from the event go to the United States Equine Rescue League, an organization that helps in the protection of horses that have been neglected or abused.
And ladies, you are most definitely going to be getting creative to win the best derby hat contest.
Tickets are $25 per person or $40 for two (in advance). Your admission will include appetizers while drinks are available from a cash bar. So, get your derby attire ready and enjoy the races at The Conch Republic.
See You Soon,
~Paula & Martin Ramirez
Paula and Martin Ramirez are the proprietors of Historic Mankin Mansion, a wedding resort and bed and breakfast just minutes from Downtown Richmond. They enjoy new restaurant finds, Virginia wines and discovering fun events and activities throughout the area for their guests.