The post time for this year's Kentucky Derby is approximately 5:24 p.m., CDT. That means you have a little less than two and a half hours at KC Derbyfest
to soak up the Churchill Downs–cum–Kansas City culture — mint juleps, a Derby hat contest, a parade of horses — before you need to shut up and pay attention to the race. Tickets for the 3–6 p.m. watch party, sponsored by Maker's Mark (1333 Walnut, 816-442-8115), in the Power & Light District's Living Room, start at $35 and include a reception cocktail, raffle opportunities and viewing of the race on the P&L's big screen. Formal Southern attire is suggested. See kcderbyfest.com
for more information. Proceeds from the event go to KU Alzheimer's Disease Center.