May 06, 12:00 AM
Celebrate the most exciting two minutes in sports at the iconic Denver Union Station with a full day of dynamic downtown Derby events.
- The Winner’s Circle Pre-Race Brunch at the Cooper Lounge, 11 am to 2 pm. Start Derby Day off on the right hoof in the glamourous Cooper Lounge with bottomless mimosas and an upscale southern-inspired brunch that includes biscuits & jam, chicken & waffles, crostini & tartlets, and more. $75 per person, tickets required.
- The Starting Gate at Terminal Bar Patio, 12 pm to 4:30 pm. Terminal Bar’s patio seated areas will be available starting at noon on a first-come, first-served basis. Partake in drink specials including Woodford Reserve Mint Juleps and Frosé while enjoying live music by the Royal Street Ramblers starting at 1 pm, plus a Best-Dressed Contest with exciting prizes! Free and open to all.
- The Main Event in the Great Hall, 2 pm to 6 pm. Starting at 2 pm, we’ll be showing the races on two massive screens inside the Great Hall. Enjoy live music compliments of DJ Cyn and visit all our shops and restaurants for special Derby offerings. Ultreia will be serving up giant pans of paella on its patio, Stoic & Genuine will offer oyster shucking and a shrimp cocktail station on their patio with outdoor games, and Mercantile Dining & Provision will be hosting a special brunch and cocktails. Don’t miss the 148th Run for the Roses, which starts at approximately 4:55 pm MST. Free & open to all.
- Millionaire’s Row VIP Experience at the Cooper Lounge, 3 pm to 6 pm. For the ultimate Derby experience, party like you’re at Millionaires Row at Churchill Downs! Enjoy an elevated viewing experience of the races from reserved seating in the elegant Cooper Lounge, with unlimited libations including Woodford Reserve Mint Juleps, sparkling wine, and a themed cocktail menu. Special food items will be available for purchase. $100 per person, tickets required.