Due South Derby Day - The Yards
May 4, 2019 — 3PM – 7PM

Fourth Annual Due South Derby Day brings Churchill Downs back to DC with Derby-themed food & drink specials, a hat contest, giveaways, and more!

WHEN: Saturday, May 4, 2019 from 3pm-7pm
WHERE: Due South – 301 Water St. SE, Washington, DC 20003

The event is free to attend, and Due South looks forward to bringing the Derby to The Yards neighborhood for the fourth year running.

Food and Drink Specials: Guests will enjoy an array of Derby-themed cocktails, including $40 Bottomless Frozen Juleps. Chef Rusty will prepare Derby Day dishes reminiscent of “My Old Kentucky Home,” such as Beer Cheese Crostini, Kentucky Hot Browns, Ham and Biscuits, and more Run for the Roses staples.

Hat Contest: Ladies and gents can don their favorite hats and fascinators to participate in the Derby Hat Contest. A panel of judges will vote on their favorite headwear, and the first place winner receives a $150 Due South gift card. The second place winner receives a $100 gift card, and the third place winner receives a $50 gift card.

Run for the Roses Raffle: The first 200 guests to attend will receive a free raffle ticket. That ticket will be numbered 1-20 (based on the numbers of the horses in the race). The ten people who have a raffle ticket with the number matching the number of the horse who wins the Run for the Roses wins one of the door prizes graciously donated by DC-area businesses and retailers including Solidcore, Smathers & Branson, Willow, Varnish Lane, The Bullpen, Marriott, and Jim Beam.

For more information, visit Due South at duesouthdc.com, visit the Due South Derby Day event page on Facebook, or follow Due South on Instagram @duesouthdc.

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