The Down & Derby Fest

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The Down & Derby Fest

Saturday, May 4
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Lyceum Archway Seaside
Scenic Highway 30A
Seaside, FL 32459


The Junior League of the Emerald Coast (JLEC) is excited to announce The Down & Derby Fest, taking place at the Lyceum Lawn in Seaside, FL on May 4, 2019 in honor of the 145th running of the Kentucky Derby. The festival will feature “Derby Fare” from local restaurants highlighting the Emerald Coast’s best savory cuisine, decadent dessert, and luscious libations. The menu will offer everything from a mint julep to an authentic Kentucky Hot Brown.

The JLEC is proud to bring The Down & Derby Fest to the Lyceum Lawn in Seaside, FL for the first time. The event will be held from 3-6pm (VIP will open at 2:30pm) and will showcase a live viewing of the Kentucky Derby at 5pm. Get lost in the infield with The Luke Langford Band as they serenade guests with their southern rock melodies.

Guests will have the opportunity to dress to impress in their Kentucky Derby attire to win prizes for Most Elegant Hat, Most Creative Hat, Best Fascinator, Biggest Hat, Most Colorful Hat, Best Bowtie, and Best Dressed “Colt and Filly.”

The festival will offer a “Millionaires Row” VIP experience where guests can enjoy a premium viewing area for the most exciting two minutes in sports, a private bar, additional Derby fare and each VIP guest will receive a commemorative 145th Derby glass in their swag bag.

Tickets will go on sale March 1 at Early bird general admission tickets are $40 and will increase to $50 the week of the event. VIP tickets are $100 and are limited to 100 guests.

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