Mark your calendars for The Derby Party (#DerbyKC),
a themed fundraiser hosted by the Kansas City Museum Foundation to benefit the Kansas City Museum!

Join us on the Kansas City Museum’s historic grounds at 3218 Gladstone Boulevard in Kansas City’s Historic Northeast area.

This year, The Derby Party coincides with Cinco de Mayo and festivities will include: live music by Mundo Nouvo—an 11-piece Salsa Orchestra; southern food bites created by The Westside Local; and southern beverage creations with Kansas City distillery labels such as Union Horse and Lifted Spirits. In addition, Roca Patrón “Derbyritas” will be served in honor of Cinco de Mayo. Dessert provided by Poppy’s Ice-cream Truck; on-the-spot photo booth by Picwood; and yard games by KC Crew. Enjoy seeing Derby meets Cinco de Mayo attire, watch the race on the big screen, and much more!

Best-dressed and Best-hat competitions with special guest judge Donna Foulk owner of Donna’s Dress Shop

SPACES Magazine is our official print and media sponsor
and 90.9 The Bridge is our proud radio sponsor

*Tickets are required for this fundraising event and will go on sale Friday, March 2nd, click HERE*

If you would like to become a sponsor, please email Paul Gutierrez at or call at (816) 513-0726.

All funds raised at The Derby Party directly support the Museum’s educational efforts and special initiatives that build awareness of the City’s rich history and cultural heritage, including special exhibitions, public programs, and events in the community and at the Kansas City Museum at the Historic Garment District (KCM@HGD), located at 800 Broadway Boulevard. KCM@HGD is open Wednesday-Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. while Corinthian Hall (3218 Gladstone Boulevard) is under construction.


Thank you to our Lead Event Sponsors:






American Pharoah Sponsors: 








Jeweled Juleps Sponsors: 






Zulema & Terry Bassham 






Thoroughbred Sponsor:





Horse Lovers Sponsors:

Hoss & Brown Engineers 

Tom & Loretta Mentzer