Join the Junior League of the Emerald Coast at The Down and Derby Fest on Saturday, May 5th at The Market Shops of Miramar. 
The festival will feature "Derby fare" from local restaurants highlighting the Emerald Coast's best savory cuisine, decadent desserts, and luscious libations.
The event will be held from 4-7pm (or 3:30-7 for VIP guests) and will showcase a live viewing of the 144th Kentucky Derby at 5pm. Get lost in the infield with Mose Wilson & The Delta Twang 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 prize 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 an extravagant VIP experience at Bijoux Destin where guests can enjoy complimentary valet parking by 30A Valet, a premium viewing area for the most exiting two minutes in sports, a private bourbon presentation by Timber Creek Distillery, and each VIP guest will receive a commemorative 144th Derby glass in their swag bag.
Tickets are priced as follows:
$40 Early Bird
$50 Day of Event
$100 VIP Ticket (limited to 75 guests)
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Photos from The 2017 Derby Party