Derby Party 2019

May 4 2019, 3:00 PM TO 8:00 PM

“Our THIRD annual multi-group charity with Dare Education Foundation.”

  • Individual General Admission $125 
  • Tables of 8 persons $1,000

    Kentucky Derby Party 2018

Proceeds benefit The Elizabethan Gardens and Dare Education Foundation


The classic event of the genteel south comes to The Elizabethan Gardens. Dress in style and enjoy the revels and embellishments of the race at this fundraising extravaganza that benefits two fantastic Outer Bank non-profits: The Elizabethan Gardens and Dare Education Foundation. Sponsored by Outer Banks Blue Realty. Expect a traditional southern affair with mint juleps, live and silent auctions, sumptuous derby pie, a hat contests and an assortment of live music, games and entertainment as you enjoy the beautiful gardens and anticipate the big race to be broadcast live. For tickets, call 252-473-3234.

The event will take place on the Great Lawn.


Of course, there will be BOURBON… our sponsor Jefferson’s Bourbon will be served.

Before the big race, attendees can also enjoy:

  • Silent auction
  • A Derby Hat Contest for party attendees (categories include Most Creative, Most Colorful and Best Overall)
  • A live auction and award ceremony to announce the winners of these contest will be held before the big race.

AND OF COURSE, THE’RE’S THE DERBY RACE, streamed live on large screens.

Place bet’s on the winning stallion with our derby “Horse Bucks.” Winners will receive a variety of prizes based on their luck in the race.


Would you like to help make this event possible and brand your business as a caring partner in our community? There are several options and sponsorship levels available from in kind donations to monetary donations. Click this link to find out more information: Derby-Sponsor-form-annual

Can’t attend but still want to support these organizations? Consider a donation. Use the link below:

Our THIRD annual Kentucky Derby Party – sponsored by Outer Banks Blue Realty –will raise funds for two great local organizations: the Dare Education Foundation and The Elizabethan Gardens.

3:30 p.m. – Guests Arrive

4:30 p.m. – Dinner service

5:30 p.m. – Official Welcome, My Old Kentucky, Bugle Player,  Chair Welcome, Committee Recognition

5:30 p.m. – Live Auction Begins

6:00 p.m. – 1st Set of Silent Auction Tables Close, Close out Horse Bucks- Horse Racing

6:15 p.m. – 2nd Set of Silent Auction Tables Close

6:30 p.m. – 3rd Set of Silent Auction Tables Close

6:30 p.m. – Final Words/ Derby Race

8:00 p.m. – Conclusion of the Event


Take A Tour An audio & visual tour
of The Elizabethan Gardens


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The Elizabethan Gardens is located adjacent to The Lost Colony's Waterside Theatre and Fort Raleigh National Historic Park on Roanoke Island nestled near North Carolina's Outer Banks. The gardens are open year-round, seven days a week except certain holidays.

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