Gather together with more than 300 of Charlotte’s young professionals and dress in your derby best for a day of fun, philanthropy, and fabulous memories. In celebration of the 150th Anniversary of the Kentucky Derby, this year’s Derby Days promises to be an extra special event you’re not going to want to miss. Enjoy live music, Mint Juleps with open wine and beer, food trucks and even contests. Enter a Kentucky Derby raffle, Best Dressed and Best Hat Contest along with a large-screen viewing of the Kentucky Derby, dubbed “The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports.”All proceeds from Derby Days will sponsor free tours of The Mint Museum for Charlotte Mecklenburg school students. Help us inspire a new generation of artists, art enthusiasts, and leaders in our community.

This event is for patrons 21 years of age or older.


Tickets will be sold online beginning on March 15th with Early Bird prices starting at $45 for YAM members and $55 for nonmembers.

The price for both will increase by $10 after April 5th. Additional tickets will be sold at the door for $75.