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Bringing the Bluegrass to the Emerald Coast. Enjoy an authentic Kentucky Derby experience on May 4th, 2019 at The Lyceum Lawn in Seaside, FL. Guests will sample "Derby Fare" from our favorite local restaurants, enjoy live entertainment and dress to impress for your chance to "win", "place" or "show!" Come watch the 145th Kentucky Derby with Junior League of the Emerald Coast!

Get Down and Derby with the Junior League of the Emerald Coast

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 4th, 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 event will be held from 3-6pm (VIP 2:30pm) and will showcase a live viewing of the Kentucky Derby.

Get lost in the infield with The Luke Langford Band as they entertain the crowd with their southern 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”.

Enjoy a "Millionaires Row" VIP experience where guests can enjoy a premium viewing area for the most exciting two minutes in sports, exclusive food and beverage cuisine and each VIP guest will receive a commemorative 145th Derby glass in their swag bag.

Parking Details: Derby guests will have two parking options for the day of the event. Ticket holders can use the public parking area directly across the road from Hurricane Oyster Bar on 283 South. A FREE shuttle service will be picking guests up and escorting them to the entrance of the event on the Lyceum Lawn. You may also have your vehicle valeted at the entrance of Quincy Circle. Use the link below to access a map.


Venue Information

Lyceum Lawn in Seaside, FL
42 Smolian Cir
Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459
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Organizer Information

Junior League of the Emerald Coast

982A Airport Rd.
Destin, FL 32540
(850) 460-8980

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