Kentucky Derby Sanford Style

Do you love the rumble of hooves down a dusty track? The cool clink of ice in an expertly crafted mint julep? How about really. BIG. hats?

Sanford365 Presents

Sounds like Sanford365’s Kentucky Derby Party is the place for you! Everyone knows that Sanford365 LOVES events, and for the very first time, we are throwing our very own! Join Claudia, myself, our Sanford Selfie Sponsors and the whole Sanford365 team as raise a glass on race day…Sanford style! That means classic Derby Day standards, from the race, to the drinks, to the attire…timeless traditions, homestyle fun.

Get your tickets today!

Some of our favorite Sanford businesses will be helping us plan the party…and good lawdy are we excited about this line up!

Kentucky Derby Craft Cocktails from the Imperial

Start your afternoon with a freshly crafted mint julep from the Imperial, then mosey your way through our buffet of classic Southern fare with a Sanford spin from Magnolia Square MarketPDQ, and Riverwalk Pizza.

Magnolia Square Market at Sanford Kentucky DerbyPDQ at the Kentucky DerbyRiverwalk Pizza at Sanford Kentucky Derby

Wondermade will be serving up their sweet, pillowy marshmallows alongside all organic Colombian chilled coffee by Rabbitfoot Records and crisp iced tea from Kathleen’s Klozet.

Wondermade at Sanford Kentucky DerbyRabbitfoot Records at Sanford Kentucky DerbyKathleen's Klozet at Sanford Kentucky Derby

Our official event photographer Jessica Lynn will be snapping candid shots of everyone in their dapper Derby day attire, but you can also create your own fun memories with Photoboom’s photo booth!
Jessica Lynn Photography at Sanford Kentucky DerbyPhotoboom at Sanford Kentucky Derby

 

Special thanks also to Amber Clore of A.Clore Interiors for providing and helping us with decorating the space!

A.Clore InteriorsA.Clore Interiors

While you sashay about in your Derby duds, we will have…

a complimentary craft beer sampling by local brewers, including soon-to-be downtown Sanford microbrewery Sanford Brewing Company,

Sanford Brewing Company at Kentucky Derby

Family friendly lawn games, including Belgian petanque, provided by Buster’s Bistro,

Buster's Bistro at Sanford Kentucky Derby

and a fabulous Ladies Hat Contest and Dapper Gentleman’s Ensemble contest sponsored by Kathleen’s Klozet and Boxelder who graciously donated a $100 gift card to their fabulous store as well as two fancy mint julep glasses. The best dressed gentleman is awarded a bottle of Bourbon.

3268Inside Boxelder Gift Shop Sanford FL

…all leading up to the most exciting two minutes in sports, the Kentucky Derby itself!

The race airs at 6:24pm, and we will be showing it live. If you would like to wager on a horse, the Kentucky Derby recommends Twin Spires as a betting portal.

We are crossing our fingers for good weather, and very thankful to the Sanford Welcome Center and Alive After Five for donating the use of tents and tables to protect us from all types of weather, rain or shine!

Alive After Five Sanford at the Kentucky Derby

We are so excited to be hosting our event and hope to see all of Sanford there supporting us and the Sanford Selfie program. So if you love Sanford365 the way we love you, please join us for a fun afternoon of juleps and jockeys on May 2nd!

Purchase your tickets to our event right here: Sanford365’s Kentucky Derby Party.

 

 

 

 

Author: Sumalee Eaton

Sumalee is a single gal living, working, and playing in Historic Downtown Sanford. Growing up in the heart of the commercial district fed her passion for small town life, and today, Sumalee spends as much time exploring Sanford's possibilities as she does eating, drinking, working, and sleeping. She writes about her personal Sanford adventures on her blog, Sanford-Centric.

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