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The Edgewater is abuzz with activity all year long – whether it is a live music concert series in the summer months, or open ice skating on The Edgewater Ice Rink in the winter months. View our in-house events below and click through to learn more about each one. We are excited to be Madison’s place for entertainment, for community events, for live music, for Badger fun and so much more. We hope you join us, every time, and experience The Edgewater for yourself!

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3rd Annual Kentucky Derby Party

May 5, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Derby day done right! Join us on The Grand Plaza at The Edgewater for Madison’s 3rd Annual Kentucky Derby Party, sponsored by Maker’s Mark and Stella Artois and, new this year, benefiting Community Around the Children’s Hospital (CATCH).

The outdoor event will feature Kentucky-style bluegrass with The Dang-its followed by Madison favorite, The Big Payback and of course, our video wall with a live broadcast of the 144th Kentucky Derby. Put on your Derby best and snap a few party pics on our red-carpet step-and-repeat. Sip on Mint Juleps, Basil Bourbon Lemonades, Kentucky Mules, beer samples and nosh on great derby inspired fare.

Derby attire is not required, but certainly encouraged as we add a Best Hat competition to this year’s celebration.  So grab your seersucker blazer and best brimmed hat and join us on the infield for Madison’s best derby party! No reservations required, event free and open to the public.

NEW IN 2018! Exclusive VIP Grandstand on The Statehouse Terrace!


Tickets include:

  • Private bar and exclusive access to Grandstand Terrace
  • VIP gift bag with exclusive 2018 Derby Party t-shirt and Maker’s Mark hat
  • Complimentary Mint Julep and keepsake pewter glass upon arrival
  • 2 Drink Tickets
  • Complimentary Appetizers Upon Arrival, Limited Statehouse Terrace Menu for Purchase

Limited availability in VIP area; tickets are $44 and non-refundable. Inclement weather plan to be shared in advance of event.


May 5, 2018
2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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The Edgewater
1001 Wisconsin Place
Madison, WI 53703 United States
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