The Derby Party!











Join us at this Kentucky-themed fundraiser featuring delicious samplings of local brews and spirits, as well as signature Kentucky-inspired bites from local restaurants. While exploring the Museum and its exhibits, guests will enjoy entertainment in the prestigious Hall of Fame before a live airing of the 2024 Kentucky Derby.

This year we are celebrating the 150th running of the Kentucky Derby! Guests are encouraged to dress in your best Derby attire. An award for the most fashionable-themed attire will be presented before post time. Also, there's always a chance to win with our race-day-inspired 50/50 raffle and silent auction!

The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame is excited to offer an authentic experience with a unique twist for the racing and food enthusiast. The Museum is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization, and all proceeds from this year’s event support the Museum’s educational mission and allow for exciting exhibits and programs all year round.

To purchase tickets: 2024 Derby party tickets!
Please note there are no physical tickets for this event. Your name will be on a list at the door.

Questions? Please contact or call (518) 584-0400.

Saturday May 4, 2024

Schedule of Events:

4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

  • Coverage of the Kentucky Derby pre-show throughout the Museum
  • Samplings from local restaurants, breweries, distilleries, and wineries
  • Live music
  • Awards for the best Derby attire — dress to impress!
  • Smartphone wagering
  • Race day-inspired 50/50 Raffle
  • Silent Auction
  • Live Auction
  • Live airing of the 150th running of the Kentucky Derby in the Hall of Fame
  • Giveaways ... and more!


















Ticket options:

$30 Safe Driver
$45 Museum Member
$55 General Ticket
$100 One-year Individual Museum membership and admission to the Derby Party! For membership information, click here.
$150 Sesquicentennial One ticket to the Derby Party and a $100 donation to the Museum in honor of the 150th Kentucky Derby
$200 Group of Four
$750 VIP Reserved Table for 5

All online ticket sales are active until May 3 at 4 p.m., or until the event reaches capacity.

PLEASE NOTE: This event is at the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame. Ticket purchases are non-refundable. 

Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

Yes. This is a 21+ event. IDs will be checked at the door and are required.

What are my parking options getting to the event?

The Museum parking lot and on street parking.

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions? or (518) 584-0400

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