The most fashionable thoroughbred horse race of the year is returning this Saturday and our city is joining in on the fun. If you’re looking for an excuse to sip mint juleps in fascinators and fancy clothes, these Kentucky Derby parties in Toronto are where you need to be.

Featuring best-dressed awards, live jazz, Kentucky-style bites, and horse-betting games, you’re in for an evening of non-stop fun at these events.

Without further ado, let’s hit the races! Here are the best Kentucky Derby parties in Toronto this year.

A Celebration of Kentucky’s Annual Big Race at LOUIX LOUIS

Celebrate Derby Day in style at the opulent St. Regis Toronto restaurant, LOUIX LOUIS.

Dress to impress in big hats and bold colours while you enjoy a Maker’s Mark Bourbon tasting, Kentucky-style canapes, live jazz, and of course, the derby!

Best-dressed guests will receive an incredible prize, and everyone in attendance will get a complimentary Marker’s Mark Mint Julep cup.

When: May 6th, 2023 at 5 PM
Where: LOUIX LOUIS, St. Regis Toronto, 325 Bay Street

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Toronto Beach Club: Derby Day Soirée

It’s Derby Day at the Beach Club!

The party starts at 2 PM with an a la carte lunch followed by a viewing party featuring live music and race commentary, complimentary Mint Juleps, live horse betting games, best-dressed awards, and more.

Dress in your finest Kentucky-chic attire while you catch all the action from multiple screens.

When: May 6th, 2023, 2 PM to 7 PM
Where: Toronto Beach Club, 1681 Lake Shore Boulevard East

Derby Day Party at Woodbine Racetrack

Enjoy the race in the most authentic setting of all — the Champions Bar at Toronto’s Woodbine Racetrack.

This “can’t-miss” party is the first of the season at Woodbine and will feature gourmet food, mint juleps, and more.

Dress your best, of course!

When: May 6th, 2023, 2 PM to 7 PM
Where: 555 Rexdale Boulevard, Level 3, Etobicoke