Announcing 2019 3rd Kentucky Derby Twin Cities Party

Announcing 2019 3rd Kentucky Derby Twin Cities party.  The most stylish party in Minneapolis and St. Paul Minnesota that celebrates elegant hats, dresses, seersucker and Mint Juleps… honoring the traditions established at the venerable Churchill Downs and the 145th running of the Kentucky Derby !

New this year, our party will be held at the ninetwentyfive bar at the Hotel Landing, just outside Minneapolis near the shores of Lake Minnetonka in Downtown Wayzata.  ninetwentyfive is the perfect setting for the Twin Cities Kentucky Derby party yet!  The venue has two floors and 4 outdoor patios, all in one space.  They also have one of the most extensive whiskey and wine lists in the area.

This year, our Party With a Purpose benefits The Newborn Foundation. A local charity with a global mission to help those most vulnerable amongst us, they are excited to join our group for a day of style and revelry. For more information about this amazing foundation, check out their website at

Doors to the party open at 2:00pm, where You will walk the Red Carpet.  We will have a photographer to memorialize your best derby attire.  Once inside, grab a classy mint julep from the bar to start the wild afternoon of party excellence. Live music from Go (featuring Dave Dvorak).

Mint Julep?  We have a special menu so you can taste different bourbon, whiskey and more.  We also will be featuring the official cider of the Kentucky Derby the Angry Orchard Rose.

There will be no shortage of incredible automobiles at the event thanks to the AutoMotorPlex in Medina.  See and be seen in some very amazing vehicles at our Ponies and Power Car Show.

Our “Best Dressed” competition is judged by two of Minneapolis fashion experts, Sara Rogers and Richard Moody, along with salon owner and First Thursday enthusiast Suzanne Erickson. Hundreds of dollars of prizes will be awarded to the winners of the Best Dressed Lady, Best Dressed Gentleman, Best Dressed Couple, Best Hat and Best Tie competitions.

The excitement will build as all eyes will turn to the screens for what is commonly referred to as The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports, and also as “The Run for the Roses®!” Following the race, the best-dressed contest winners will be announced, and a special concert package will be auctioned off.

We can’t wait to welcome you to a fun-filled day!

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2018 Twin Cities Kentucky Derby Photos

Kentucky Derby Minneapolis photos showing women and men attendees wearing amazing dresses, big beautiful hats, heels, and guys with seersucker suits, hats and spectator shoes enjoyed a beautiful day on the lake sipping mint juleps made from the best bourbon while watching the greatest 2 minutes of racing.  Thank you Jane Haugen Olson, Richard Moody and Sara Rogers for picking the best-dressed woman, man and couple.  Can you spot them?

Buy your 3rd Annual 2019 Kentucky Derby Twin Cities now.  Don’t miss out on the fun!


Kentucky Derby Where To Shop Minneapolis 2018

Whether you are a woman or a man and you need hints on what to wear to the 2nd Annual Kentuck Derby Party happening May 5th, 2018 at Birch’s On The Lake.

The best dresses, hats and other women’s clothes can be found at Showroom, Scarborough Fair Boutique, Stephanie’s, Queen Anna, Cliché and The Golden Pearl Vintage. Men should check out Atmosfere, MartinPatrick3 and Heimie’s Haberdashery

First, you need to buy your tickets. Next check out “What to Wear + Where to Party for the 2018 Kentucky Derby” for the best style guide to the big day.

BMW Minnetonka Joins The Kentucky Derby Twin Cities

We are excited to announce BMW Minnetonka joins the Kentucky Derby Twin Cities party.  They are giving every attendee the opportunity to win a luxurious weekend with winner’s choice of a 2017 BMW 5 Series or X5 SUV.  As an added bonus they will clean and detail your current vehicle. To see the full line-up of BMWs please visit BMW Minnetonka
Now you just need to buy your ticket.

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Cigars and Bourbon at the Kentucky Derby Twin Cities

Cigars and Bourbon at the Kentucky Derby Twin Cities.  It seems like smoking a cigar is as much of a part of the Kentucky Derby as the hats and the bourbon.   The Kentucky Derby Twin Cities feels very fortunate to partner with the top rated cigar destination in Minnesota, Perfect Ash.

Why cigars and the Kentucky Derby?  Over the years more and more people smoked cigars at Churchill Downs during the down time between races.  Racing fans found smoking a cigar to be a great way to pass the time while waiting for the next call to post. There’s something about a joyous occasion that makes you want to kick back with a good bourbon and a fine cigar and just enjoy the moment.

We hope you find a joyous occasion that makes you want to kick back with a good bourbon and a fine cigar and just enjoy the moment.

Perfect Ash as selected 3 cigars for the Kentucky Derby Twin Cities party. They will be available on the outdoor patio at Birch’s On The Lake.   We hope you try one.
Visit Perfect Ash and Social Club in Lillydale.

Drew Estates Undercrown Shade Gordito

A wonderful follow-up to Drew Estate’s enormously popular Undercrown line, the Shade is a lighter bodied offering featuring an Ecuadorian Connecticut wrapper. Accompanying this new leaf is a Sumatran binder and Dominican Criollo, Nicaragua Criollo and Corojo fillers. Upon lighting, you will experience lush and complex flavors of nuts, sweet cream, and toast, with subtle hints of warm spice and honey. Although medium-bodied in strength, those who prefer full body will find the Undercrown Shade equally appealing. Size – 6 x 60

Alec Bradley Post Embargo Toro

Drew Estates Undercrown Shade Gordito

Alec Rubin, legendary owner of the famous Alec Bradley Cigar Company decided to stop dwelling on the past on focus on the top-quality tobaccos of today with his exciting Post Embargo brand. Crafted at the renowned Raices Cubanas factory in Honduras, Post Embargo really gives those old Cuban stogies a run for their money by using a prime Honduran wrapper, dual binders from Honduras and Nicaragua, and a blend of the best aged long-fillers found in Nicaragua and Honduras. This medium to full-bodied gem showers the palate with bold flavors of earth, spice, coffee, nuts, and a fair share of creamy sweetness that lingers in the background.
Size – 6 x 52

AJ Fernandez New World Toro

Named for the year Columbus learned of the joys of tobacco, this box-pressed puro is special to Mr. Fernandez, as he created it with his dad. Featuring balanced elements of zesty spice and compelling sweetness that remain evident throughout its expert construction, this smoke offers a sense of refinement and a bold flavor so satisfying that it shouldn’t be saved only for special occasions. Size – 6 1/2 x 55