Ready to race? Palm Beach Kennel Club is hosting Kentucky Derby Fest

Get the mint juleps flowing, it’s time for the Kentucky Derby!

Palm Beach Kennel Club is hosting Kentucky Derby Fest on Saturday, May 1, 2021 at PBKC.

Watch and wager on the Run for the Roses on three outdoor viewing screens at the party. Gates open at 9:30 a.m, Churchill Downs first post time is at 10:30 am. Kentucky Derby post time is 6:57pm (subject to change).

Photo: Palm Beach Kennel Club

Kentucky Derby In-Field and Trackside Party is FREE to get in from noon to 7:00 p.m. with the following offerings:

  • Trackside BBQ & Mint Julep stations
  • Two jumbo screens showing Churchill Downs all day
  • Carnival games & cornhole
  • Live National Anthem by Minna Levy at Noon
  • Noon – 3pm live music by Beautiful Disaster
  • 12:30 – 2:30pm True Oldies 95.9fm radio remote w/ handicapping contest 
  • 1 – 3pm Pony rides available for only $5 for children under 80 pounds
  • 1 – 3pm Balloon Artist, Karl Koppertop and PBKC’s Ace the Poker Bear
  • 3 – 5pm Virginia from WRMF’s KVJ Show will be on-site with giveaways and judging the hat contest
  • 3 – 5pm Face Painting by J-Lee the Clown
  • 3:30 – 6:30pm live music by Uproot Hootenanny
  • 3:45pm Kentucky Derby Hat and Face Mask Contest contestants report to the first-floor info booth
  • 4pm Kentucky Derby Hat and Face Mask Contest results announced on track for cash and dining gift certificates with Virginia
  • 6 – 7pm Bugler Player

The Kentucky Derby VIP Fest is $5 in the parking lot from 1:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and includes:

Palm Beach Kennel Club is located at 1111 N Congress Avenue in West Palm Beach. For more information, go to or call 561.683.2222.

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