Derby de Mayo Weekend: Big Hat Contest
Saturday, May 4
24215 S Hwy 331
Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459
The Kentucky Derby and Cinco de Mayo are happening back to back in one glorious weekend and The Bay is all in. First, on Saturday, May 4, The Bay will have a “Big Hat Contest” at 5PM – wear your derby best, your biggest, fanciest hat and join in the fun. The winner of “Best Hat” will receive a gift card from The Bay. While you’re there, enjoy a Hot Brown sandwich and Mint Julep in true derby fashion. At 5:50 PM everyone will turn their attention to the race for the most exciting two minutes in sports.
On Sunday, May 5, don your sombrero and come grab some tacos and margaritas on the beach. The Bay chefs will roast a whole pig that day and serve up pineapple pork tacos fresh on the spot. Sand Ole Opry Grande featuring Mike Whitty, Fritz, Ken Johnson, and Roberto Padron, will play first from 2-5PM. Next up at 6:00PM, The Owsley Brothers, another local favorite, rock the beach and are sure to get you moving in the sand.
The custom Derby de Mayo design will be on T-shirts and available for purchase all weekend.
It’s going to be a fun-fueled weekend of great libations, authentic, festive cuisine, the most famous horse race in the world and a Mexican party like no other!