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Down & Derby Fest at The Market Shops

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What: Down & Derby Fest at The Market Shops
When: Saturday, May 5, 2018
Time: 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Where: The Market Shops

Junior League of the Emerald Coast invites you to the event of the season: Down & Derby Fest! Enjoy derby inspired fare from local restaurants, live music from Mose Wilson and The Delta Twang, superlatives for best derby fashion, and a LIVE viewing of the 144th Kentucky Derby! Tickets on sale now!

The JLEC is proud to bring The Down & Derby Fest to The Market Shops for the first time. The event will be held from 4-7pm (VIP will open 30 minutes early at 3:30pm) and will showcase a live viewing of the Kentucky Derby at 5pm. Get lost in the infield with Mose Wilson & The Delta Twang as they serenade guests with their southern rock melodies.

Guests will have the opportunity to dress to impress in their Kentucky Derby attire to win prizes for Most Elegant Hat, Most Creative Hat, Best Fascinator, Biggest Hat, Most Colorful Hat, Best Bowtie, and Best Dressed “Colt and Filly”.

The festival will offer an extravagant VIP experience at Bijoux Destin where guests can enjoy complimentary valet parking by 30A Valet, a premium viewing area for the most exciting two minutes in sports, a private bourbon presentation by Timber Creek Distillery and each VIP guest will receive a commemorative 144 th Derby glass in their swag bag.

Sponsored by  Timber Creek Distillery, this event gives attendees the opportunity to mix, mingle, and show off your award-winning derby fashion while cheering on your favorite rider and horse. 

Ticket prices: 
$40 Advance General Admission
$50 Day of Event General Admission
$100 VIP

The Junior League of the Emerald Coast is an organization of nearly 300 Northwest Florida Panhandle women of diverse backgrounds who demonstrate an interest in and a commitment to voluntarism.

The members of the Junior League of the Emerald Coast strive to uphold our mission of promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving our community.  We are a diverse group of women - doctors, lawyers, teachers, business women and stay at home mothers.

Located at the entrance of Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, The Market Shops is an upscale, neighborhood-style shopping, dining and entertainment center. 

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