5 ways to celebrate Cinco de Mayo and Derby Day in Steamboat | SteamboatToday.com

5 ways to celebrate Cinco de Mayo and Derby Day in Steamboat

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS  — Don the biggest hat you can find and match it with a vibrantly colored sundress or suit and get ready for the margaritas and mint juleps to flow.

Here are Explore Steamboat’s best picks for Derby Day and Cinco de Mayo festivities this weekend.

Friday, May 4

Emerald Mountain School’s Derby Party

6:30 to 10 p.m. | Rex’s American Grill & Bar, 3190 S. Lincoln Ave.

A Derby Party is the theme of Emerald Mountain School’s annual tuition assistance fundraising auction. Tickets are $50 each and include heavy apps, wine, beer and one mint julep. Call 970-879-8081 for tickets.

Hats. Horses and Heifers Derby Party

8 p.m. | McKnight’s Irish Pub & Loft, 685 Marketplace Plaza, Unit C1

Rugby season is just around the corner, and the Steamboat Women’s Rugby Club will be hosting its Derby kickoff party. Dress for the occasion in Kentucky Derby attire and dance the night away with DJ Leprechaun.

Green Buddha

10 p.m. | Schmiggity’s, 821 Lincoln Ave.

A montage of funky reggae with a side of soul. From the minds of Seth Strickland (Dharma Krewe), Otis Lande (Euforquestra) and Jonny Jyemo (Jyemo Club). 

Saturday, May 5

Cinco de Derby Party

3 p.m. | The Press, 1009 Lincoln Ave.

Celebrate Cinco de Derby with live entertainment from J.R. Adams, one of the Yer State Birds members playing crowd favorite Derby-themed songs.


Derby Day Party

3:30 – 6:30 p.m. | The Steamboat Grand, 2300 Mount Werner Circle

Enjoy a cocktail and appetizers while watching the Kentucky Derby during the UCHealth Yampa Valley Medical Foundation’s inaugural Derby Day Party. Proceeds from this event benefit the hospital’s simulation lab. The event features a cocktail and heavy appetizers, a best hat contest and more. The cost is $125 per person or $150 at the door.

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