2024 Madison Derby Party at The Edgewater – The Edgewater Hotel
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2024 Madison Derby Party at The Edgewater

May 4

3:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Derby Weekend Done Right!

Get Down and Derby at The Edgewater

Join us on the Grand Plaza at The Edgewater for Madison’s 7th Annual Kentucky Derby Party, in partnership with J. Henry & Sons and benefiting Friends of UW Health, supporting patients and their families at UW Health.

Enjoy live New Orleans-style jazz with Mama Digdown’s Brass Band from 3-4:30pm followed by Madison favorite, The Big Payback from 5:00-7:30pm while playing race day inspired lawn games like ring toss, bags, shuffleboard, horseshoes and more! Raise your Mint Julep or Kentucky Mule and toast the winner following the 5:57pm race event. Derby attire not required, but certainly encouraged as we continue the tradition of naming best dressed and best hat at this year’s celebration. 

Don’t miss your opportunity to enter our raffle for a chance to win an overnight stay at The Edgewater.  All proceeds from games and raffles will benefit Friends of UW Health. So, grab your seersucker blazer and best brimmed hat and join us on the infield for Madison’s best derby party! No reservations required. Party is free and open to the public.

Grand Plaza General Admission | Free & Open to the public

VIP Grandstand Experience | $75

Tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable.
You can bet on a good time at with our VIP experience! Stop and smell the roses as you stroll through the Nolen Gallery reception celebrating all things Derby with fare inspired by the flavors of the south.  Watch the most exciting two minutes in sports from The Statehouse Terrace.

Tickets include:

  • Private bar and exclusive access
  • Exclusive 2024 7th Annual Madison Derby Party glass
  • (2) drink tickets
  • Taste of the Derby light bites:
    • Hot Brown Sliders | Brioche, Roasted turkey, Neuske’s bacon, heirloom tomato, chive-gruyere mornay sauce
    • Benedictine Bread Board | Cucumber cream cheese spread with sourdough miche, crostini, accoutrements
    • Burgoo with Corn Fritter | Stew of lamb and beef served individually and finished with crispy corn fritter
    • Derby Pie | Chocolate chips, walnuts, bourbon sauce
    • Shaker Lemon Pie | Double crusted and finished with Chantilly cream

VIP experience happens rain or shine. Will be moved indoors.