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Friday, May 3, 2019

5 Cleveland Spots You Can Cheer On Your Kentucky Derby Horse This Weekend

Posted By on Fri, May 3, 2019 at 3:38 PM

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Get your hats on and your bets ready as the Kentucky Derby cruises into Churchill Downs tomorrow. Don't worry if you can't catch the action in the flesh, as there are plenty of Derby-themed events right here in Cleveland. Check out our picks below:

The 100th Bomb Group in Cleveland
All the proceeds from this Kentucky Derby party benefit the Caring Corral, a non-profit that provides therapeutic services for veterans, people with disabilities and youth through horses. The watch party takes place from 5 p.m. - 9 p.m. and tickets are $45.

Red Lantern Kitchen and Bar, Two Bucks
Three Two Bucks Locations, North Olmsted, Middleburgh Heights and Parma, along with Red Lantern Kitchen and Bar, are hosting Kentucky Derby Watch Parties where attendees can compete for prizes in a Best Derby Hat contest. Sip $6 mint juleps starting at 2 p.m., then enjoy the party as the race kicks off at 6:50 p.m.

Plank Road Tavern
Derby watchers are encouraged to dress as if they're actually going to the races at this Kentucky Derby watch party. Prizes are given to the Top 3 people deemed to be wearing the best Derby hats, and mint juleps are served from 5 to 8 p.m.

Showcase Bar and Grill
Attendees should be ready to bring their creativity to this party, as those with the most original hats are entered to win a prize. From 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Showcase Bar and Grill is serving mimosas, Bloody Marys, mojitos and, of course, mint juleps, all for much lower prices than those at the actual Derby.

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