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5 Kentucky Derby Parties You Don't Want to Miss

BY Aitana Yvette Mallari | April 21, 2017 | Feature Events

Grab your hats and mint juleps--here are the best places to celebrate "The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports" in the Valley.

Ah, the Kentucky Derby. Horse races and delicious mint juleps.

Bourbon Steak’s Kentucky Derby Lawn Party

Inspired by “Millionaire’s Row” at Churchill Downs, Michael Mina’s Bourbon Steak is celebrating everything southern at this Kentucky Derby brunch and lawn party from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess. Listen to live blues music, partake in Bulleit Bourbon tastings and traditional southern fare as you watch the races from indoor and outdoor plasma screens. Show off your best hat or seersucker suit to a panel of judges for a chance to win prizes, and don’t miss a chance to test drive the latest models from BMW, courtesy of BMW at North Scottsdale. The event is $109 per person, plus tax and service charge. 7575 E. Princess Drive, Scottsdale, 480.585.2694

The Stella Artois Derby Day Club
What better way to celebrate horse racing than with a party right on the green? Air conditioned tents await at Turf Paradise, along with a new Hefeweizen Beer Garden, private betting terminals, drinks and DJs. Doors open 10:30 a.m and live races begin an hour later. General admission is $25. Reserve a spot in the Sanderson Lincoln Black Label VIP Lounge for $100 in advance or $110 at the door and receive complimentary food and cocktails. 1501 W. Bell Road, Phoenix, 480.423.1414

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