Run for the Roses Kentucky Derby Party
This is a multi-group event with The Elizabethan Gardens and Beach Food Pantry.
The classic event of the genteel south comes to The Elizabethan Gardens. Dress in style and enjoy the revels and embellishments of the race at this fundraising extravaganza that benefits three Outer Bank non-profits: The Elizabethan Gardens, Beach Food Pantry and Dare Education Foundation. Sponsored by Outer Banks Blue Realty. Expect a traditional southern affair with mint juleps, live and silent auctions, sumptuous derby pie, a hat contests and an assortment of live music, games and entertainment as you enjoy the beautiful gardens and anticipate the big race to be broadcast live. For tickets, click the button below or call 252-473-3234.
The event will take place on the Great Lawn (doors open at 3 p.m. for VIP and Corporate ticketholders).
Before the big race, attendees can also enjoy:
- Silent auction
- Fashionable hat auction with hats “fashionably" styled by local businesses (the hat designers bringing in the highest bid will win a floating trophy and be automatically welcomed as VIP guests at the 2019 derby)
- A Derby Hat Contest for party attendees (categories include Most Creative, Most Colorful and Best Overall)
A live auction and award ceremony to announce the winners of these contest will be held before the big race. And, of course, there's the derby race, streamed live on large screens. Place bets on the winning stallion with our derby “Horse Bucks." Winners will receive a variety of prizes based on their luck in the race. For more information, call 252-473-3234. All proceeds benefit Beach Food Pantry, Dare Education Foundation and The Elizabethan Gardens.