05/04/2013 – Derby Party and Hat Contest @ Denver Performing Arts Complex – Denver

The Annual Derby Party took place saturday outside on the green lawn in front of the Denver Performing Arts Complex. Every year Denver is proud to host the largest Kentucky Derby party outside of Churchill Downs. All of the proceeds from the event were given to a lucky participant of the Sean Ranch Lough Memorial Scholarship. This year the winner of the full ride scholarship to Colorado State University was Magdalena Stroud. They also announced a wonderful surprise when they decided to also award a full ride scholarship to Magdalena’s twin sister Allegra Stroud. Now both sisters will be attending CSU together in the fall. They also had a Nordstrom hat competition for the women who came sporting outrageous works of art on their head. Winners were awarded jockey club seats as well as gift cards to Nordstrom. Overall everyone was having a ball enjoying free food and drinks, entertainment, and nice weather throughout the afternoon. With it all building up to watching the big race live on a huge HD screen. The whole event was wonderful and we hope to see you there next year!