DO make sure you have the FlashSeats App – you must be 21 to enter, no exceptions. Your tickets are in the FlashSeats app or you may use the credit card you purchased with for entry.
DO be prepared for the weather – if it’s going to be hot and sunny, bring sunscreen. If it might get a little chilly, bring a light jacket or sweater. FORECAST IS CURRENTLY MID 70s!
DO wear appropriate shoes – the majority of the outdoor area is soft grass and you will do lots of walking. Girls, those stilettos may look good, but sink in the grass. Guys, you’ll be doing a lot of walking and dancing, go for comfort.
DO bring some cash – Your bartenders are working hard for you and will welcome your tips. We will have a few ATMs available on site.
DO dress to impress – this might be one of the best dressed crowds you’ll ever see in Denver. Or anywhere else for that matter!
DO get a babysitter – for insurance purposes, no babies, toddlers or children are allowed – no exceptions.
DO take public transportation – With numerous other outdoor events and limited parking in Denver over the weekend, taking public transportation is highly advised. LYFT OFFERS 20% OFF YOUR RIDE TO/FROM DERBY PARTY!, RTD Light Rail stops at 16th & California or Convention Center.
DO use FlashSeats – All tickets were sent through FlashSeats. You can stop at Will-Call box office if you have any problems.
DO enter on 14th & Curtis St – this is the ONLY entrance. Jockey Club ticket holders and Sponsors with a tent should look for the express lane.
DO be patient – we will work as hard as possible to check tickets, pat down guests, and check IDs at the entrance. Lines will move quickly but be prepared for a short wait. We will have food in line.
DO eat a hearty breakfast – we will provide lots of food, but a good breakfast helps everyone last the day. There are lots of restaurants within walking distance of DerbyParty, but we highly recommend reservations.
DO pace yourself – don’t let the horse out of the gate too quickly. It’s a long day full of fun and frivolity, we don’t want you to miss any of it.
DO hang on to your stuff – we won’t be responsible for any lost, stolen, or misplaced items. We will do our best to round up anything left behind or lying around after everyone has left, but can’t make any promises.
DO be sure to circulate – DerbyParty has many tents, indoor areas, and lounges and they all have TVs with feeds to the main stage and Infield. And you just might find smaller lines!
DO remember this is a fund raiser – yes DerbyParty is fun as hell, but remember why we do this and please be courteous to guests, staff, and hosts.
DO get your photo taken – we will have our photographers at the media wall, and throughout the party, snapping photos of our guests. We will have them available for download after the event. We will also have photo booths providing instant free photos to take away.
DO use social media – use the #DerbyParty and #DenverDerby liberally as we will be competing with the rest of the country for our event to be featured LIVE ON NBC later in the day! Twitter, Facebook & Instagram: @denverderby
DO seek medical attention if needed – we have several first aid stations throughout the event and roaming paramedics should the need arise.
DO leave when asked to do so – we have to clean up, pack up, and break down the entire event and we want to have some fun too. Please be courteous when leaving..
DO check out the main stage entertainment – we have a couple of top notch MCs, GOONIES cover band, Macy’s Best Hat contest, our scholarship presentation, the big race, and then the dance party commences with DJ Michael Smith from Los Angeles!
DO HAVE FUN!