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© 2020 by Harlem Derby, LLC

Website By: Swank & Fix Design

APRIL 30 -  MAY 2, 2020

Presented by Woodford Reserve


Every year we bring together Kentucky Derby enthusiasts to celebrate African American successes within the Kentucky Derby. It is the ultimate event series, a true "Party with a Purpose" and all for a good cause.  A portion of proceeds from our events benefit scholarship opportunities for equestrian sports, financial literacy and college readiness programming for children and families in low-income communities.


Join us for a purposed filled, power-packed celebration as we celebrate the Kentucky Derby - Harlem Style! 

Harlem Derby Taste & Uptown Runway Fashion Show

We are excited to launch the First Annual "Harlem Derby Taste"! Come out and enjoy an eclectic mix of derby inspired aberrations at the Chefs Showcase and leave Harlem Derby Styled after the Uptown Runway Fashion Show. It's an evening filled with good people, great vibes, a DJ and live music sets! 

Derby & Soul at "The Run for the Roses Gala"


Derby Day is filled with live music, food, fashion, and style!  You will listen to smooth sounds and sip bourbon as we present the Isaac Burns Murphy Lifetime Achievement Award and host the viewing of the 146th Run of The Kentucky Derby.  Come dressed to impress and enter for your chance to win in the best dressed & best hat contest!​

Uptown Mint Julep Showcase

From April 15th - May 2nd, mixologists from participating Harlem bars and restaurants will compete for the Best 2020 Mint Julep! Guests at the Gala on Saturday, May 2nd will sample recipes from the showcase and cast the final votes to determine the winner.

*Ticket sales begin on Thursday, February 20, 2020