Derby Day

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A Fundraiser for Pequot Library

Celebrate the running of the 145th Kentucky Derby with an afternoon of big hats, cold drinks, tasty food, and good friends for a great cause!

4:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Derby Tailgate Party on the Great Lawn
Kentucky fare from Cinch Food
Drinks from Olive & Julep
Desserts from Baked and Sauced
4:00 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.
Behind the scenes tours of our current exhibition, Illumination to Illustration: Art of the Book, with Special Collections librarian Dr. Jamie Cumby
6:50 p.m.
Watch “The Run for the Roses” on the big screen in the Auditorium and under the tent on the Great Lawn
7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
After Party sponsored by SHAKE SHACK and KATE CACCIATORE with delicious bites from Shake Shack along with music and dancing

Silent Auction – now open!
Bid on an amazing array of items and experiences using our interactive website. Click here to view and feel free to share with family and friends near and far. All bidding is done online so bidders do not need to attend or be present to participate.
Derby Raffle
Root for your favorite horse with a 50/50 raffle. Tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20.
Bourbon Wall
Get the party started by purchasing a bottle of bourbon when you check-in at the registration tables. Bottles are $40 each or 3 for $100.

Contests & Games
Best Tailgate (Win, Place, and Show)
Best Hat
Best Dressed Lady
Best Dressed Gentleman
PLUS ping pong, jenga, and corn hole!

SOLD OUT $400.00 Tailgate, including after-party and 4 Party Guest tickets
(price increases to $500 after April 26)
SOLD OUT $75.00 Party Guest, including after-party
(price increases to $100 after April 26)
SOLD OUT $50.00 After-party only

All ticket sales are final. No refunds. Event takes place rain or shine.
This event is exclusively for guests 21 and over.

Help us put the “fun” in fundraiser! Join us as a volunteer.




May 4, 2019
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Community Relations & Advancement Manager
(203) 259-0346 ext. 113


Room Location
Auditorium, Great Lawn


Pequot Library
720 Pequot Avenue
Southport, CT 06890 United States
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