4 Kentucky Derby Viewing Events on the North Shore

Unbox your fanciest hat and dust off your mint julep tumblers: Derby Day, May 7, is fast approaching. If you’re looking to go out and party, here are four options on the North Shore:

Kentucky Derby Evening, Emerson Inn, Rockport | 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Celebrate in style with signature cocktails, dinner, a top hat contest and, of course, a tour of the big race. Make it a weekend and stay overnight – Saturday room rates include tickets to the Derby night. To buy tickets or to book a room in line.

Kentucky Derby DJ Party, Plum Island Beachcoma, Newbury | 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Don your fascinators and colorful costumes and head to Plum Island to sip mint juleps, dine on Southern cuisine and bet your money on the lucky horse. Prizes will be awarded to the best dressed. Details available on Facebook.

Kentucky Derby Viewing Party, The Hawker’s Daughter, Haverhill | 5 p.m.
The beloved Irish pub heads south, with mint juleps and other Kentucky-inspired cocktails, plus prizes for best dress, best hat and best couple. More information on Facebook.

Derby Day Crawfish Boil, Deacon Giles Distillery, Salem | 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Tickets include all-you-can-eat crawfish porridge with potatoes, corn, sausage, dirty rice, salad, and dessert prepared by the Bambolina restaurant. Mint Juleps will be available and the race will be shown on the big screen. Buy your tickets at deacongilesdistillery.square.site.

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