Derby Day in Boston

An Excuse to wear Big Hats and Bowties

Where: Viewing parties all around Boston
When: Saturday, May 7, 2016
How Much: Fees vary

Whether you care about the horse races or not, the Kentucky Derby is a great excuse to do something fun and different this weekend.

The Kentucky Derby horse race is a held annually in Louisville, Kentucky on the first Saturday in May. The tradition of dressing up and attending the event has spread from the South all the way up to Boston.


Women dress in sundresses and big hats or hair pieces and men wear pastel pants, suit jackets and bow ties. The more outrageous, the better.

Most events around Boston were held in a bar or event space with gambling and alcohol readily available. TV screens showed the live feed of the horse race and everything had that southern charm.

If you didn’t get a chance to partake in the festivities this weekend, be ready for next year.


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