Kentucky Derby Day

Saturday, May 7, 2022: Kentucky Derby Day
Gates open at Parx: 10:00am
First live post: 12:05pm

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® beginning Friday, May 6 at 12pm for your convenience. 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! Register in the picnic grove from noon until 5pm. Contestant must be present to win. One winner will be selected from each category click here for full details. Categories:

  • YOUTH (17 & younger) – This catergory is for the kids! Parents will have to sign the form for their child to participate.
  • MOST CREATIVE – This category is for homemade hats. These hats are one of a kind and stand out for their unique style.
  • DAPPER DAN – This category is for the guys! Gentlemen, dress your best and top the outfit with a hat!
  • FASCINATING FASCINATORS – This category is for the fascinators. Don’t call them a hat!
  • FASHIONABLE DUO – This is for coordinating couples, mother-daughter or friends. It’s a pair that brings it all together for a doubly fierce look!
  • TRIPLE CROWN – This category is for the grand prize. The Triple Crown means you hit all the marks with overall style and outfit coordination.

Parx Picnic Grove

Free Family Fun from 12pm – 5pm in the Picnic Grove featuring pony rides, moon bounces, face painters, and more Plus, Live Music by Vinyl Countdown in the picnic grove from 1pm– 5pm. Food & beverage specials are available including "Chomping at the Bit" a racing themed Beer created by Urban Village Brewing. Available in collectable cans or get a Free Mug with draft beer purchase.