Kentucky Derby Day

Saturday, May 4, 2019: Kentucky Derby Day
Gates open at Parx: 10:00am
First live post: 12:55pm

Enjoy live racing and watch the Kentucky Derby action on our giant infield TV. Plus, enjoy our picnic grove with free family fun, live music and more! Advance Wagering will be available at Parx Racing® and at Parx Casino® beginning Friday, May 3 for your convenience. Meet Parx the Horse in the Winners Circle after every live race for a chance to catch a Parx Souvenir Tee Shirt or visit one of our Souvenir Stands for Kentucky Derby or Parx merchandise.

Need another reason to visit? Dress to impress and enter our expanded Kentucky Derby Hat Contest with brand new categories giving you more ways to win!

  • DAPPER DAN – Best Gents Hat & Ensemble
  • TOO HOT TO TROT – Best Ladies Hat & Ensemble
  • DAILY DOUBLE – Best Stylin' Couple
  • COLT & FILLY – Best Child's Ensemble
  • RIDE 'RM – Best Horse Themed

Parx Picnic Grove

Free Family Fun from 12PM – 5PM in the Picnic Grove featuring pony rides, moon bounces, and more Plus, Live Music by Exit Row Band in the picnic grove from 1PM– 5PM

Exit Row Band

Food & Beverages


Include a BBQ stand in the picnic grove and Mint Juleps with or without a souvenir glass. Our 5th floor will be open for dining and will offer a limited special menu for Kentucky Derby Day. Make your reservations early as the dining room fills up fast. For reservations call 267-223-3624.

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Enter hat contest from 11AM – 2PM. Prizes awarded after the Parx last race in the Winner's Circle. Must be present at the winner's circle to win. Must have a valid Xclub card to redeem free slot play. Parx Casino® & Parx Racing® employees are not eligible for entry. Must be 18 or over to win wagering vouchers and to wager at Parx Racing®. Must be 21 or over to win free slot play and to gamble. Management reserves the right to change or cancel events and promotions at any time. Visit Parx Racing® for more details.