The Kentucky Derby isn’t just a horse race, and it isn’t just for folks in Kentucky. Chattanooga’s Kids on the Block will be hosting their fifth annual Kentucky Derby party at Historic Engel Stadium this Saturday. The party raises funds for their mission to help educate kids on social concerns and differences and give them the skills to stay safe and healthy.
The event will kick off with the GPS String Quartet, live horses, and the Highlanders Bagpipe band, as well as traditional mint juleps.
Following the actual race, there will be a Celebrity Derby Stick Horse Relay Race for the Rose. Three-person teams will use stick horses to see which of them can win the Chattanooga Derby trophy.
The event will also host a live and silent auction featuring several getaway packages, including trips to Gatlinburg and Nashville, Walt Disney World Park Hopper passes, restaurant dining cards, art, concert tickets and collectibles. It will conclude with dancing in Bourbon Alley with music from DJ Stoney.
$60. Do The Derby
Historic Engel Stadium
1130 E. 3rd St.