Denver’s most unique Kentucky Derby viewing experience, the Denver Mini Derby, returns for a 3rd year and promises to be bigger and better than ever! The event will feature massive viewing screens for guests to enjoy the 145th running of the Kentucky Derby as well as an open bar, hat/costume contests, and of course the corgi races and mini horse “race”, which are highlights of the event. And don’t forget the live band, DJ, delicious food options, and the absolute cutest photo ops!
“This year at our new location the Denver Mini Derby will be bigger and better than ever,” said Lacey Spruce, co-founder of 11 Creative. “We will have more bars, along with the corgi and mini horse races everyone has come to love. This is also the first year we are offering cabanas, upping the experience for those who really know how to Derby.”
This year’s event will take place on Saturday, May 4th from 1 – 6pm at The North Green in Stapleton’s Conservatory Green neighborhood (8303 E. 49th Pl. Denver, CO 80238).
Here is the schedule of events:
1:00 pm – Doors open
2:30 pm – Corgi Race and Costume Contest
3:00 pm – Best Hat/Dressed/Cutest Couple Awards
3:50 pm – Charitable Betting Ends
4:00 pm – MST – Kentucky Derby is LIVE
5:00 pm – The Cutest Mini “Race” ever held (Additional Charitable Betting) – Because we care about the welfare of our minis they will not be ridden, they are led by adult “jockeys” for additional comedic effect.
6:00 – Event Ends
Three ticket options are available this year:
The Infield Ticket (GA)
This is the ticket to get you in the door with open bar included. Use the code STAPLETON to receive 15% off GA tix.
Includes all inclusive VIP-only bar with seating and food from Rolling Smoke BBQ!
Each cabana seats up to 10 people in a shaded tent. You’ll get your own bottle service so you can keep the party going all day! Cabana guests also get access to the VIP area and food from Rolling Smoke.
The Denver Mini Derby proudly supports Minds Matter of Denver, an organization committed to making college education a reality for accomplished high school students from low-income environments.
Denver Mini Derby is also proud to partner with Next Step Horse Rescue, who provide a sanctuary for abused, neglected and unwanted horses and are dedicated to education horse owners and potential horse owners about horse care and management. Next Step also provides the mini horses for the event.
This is a 21+ only event.