The Kentucky Derby Is Going Virtual on Derby Day­—Here’s What We Know

Calling all beaus and belles! You can celebrate the Kentucky Derby from home on May 2.

If you’re a horse racing fan, Saturday, May 2, has been marked on your calendar for ages. But due to the global coronavirus pandemic, the 146th official Kentucky Derby has been moved to the fall, on Saturday, September 5.

Well, don’t erase Derby Day from your May calendar just yet. It’s going virtual this Saturday when many of us will be staying safer at home. There’s still plenty of fun to be had. So, dust off those floppy hats and fascinators (or make your own—keep reading!) and whip up Kentucky cocktails and dainty hors d’oeuvres.

The best part? During the virtual party, Churchill Downs, home to the horse races, will be matching up to $1 million in fan donations for COVID-19 emergency relief efforts.

The Latest Schedule for May 2, 2020

According to the Kentucky Derby’s official website, here is the schedule of #KYDerbyAtHome events that will take place on Saturday, May 2. (Check the website for updates, too.)

The schedule below is in Eastern time:

12:00 p.m.: The Greatest Race

12:15 p.m.: Kids Craft

1:00 p.m.: DIY Fascinator Making

2:00 p.m.: Cocktail Crafting (Make mint juleps and Oaks Lily punch!)

3:00-6:00 p.m.: 2015 American Pharaoh Derby & Kentucky Derby: Triple Crown Showdown on NBC

5:00 p.m.: Virtual Toast (Cheers!)

5:15 p.m.: My Old Kentucky Home Sing-A-Long

6:00-8:00 p.m.: Arkansas Derby on NBCSN

Follow Along on Social Media

You can boot up your social media accounts to join the party. Here’s how to follow along:

On Instagram

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On Twitter

On Facebook

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