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

This year festivities on the historic grounds will include: live music, southern food bites by Brown & Loe, and beverages with Kansas City distillery labels such as Union Horse Distilling Co., Restless Spirits Distilling Co.J. Rieger & Co., Boulevard Brewing Co., and Torn Label Brewing Co. Dessert provided by Poppy’s Ice Cream & Coffee House, on-the-spot photo booth by Picwood, and yard games. Enjoy seeing Derby fashion, watch the race on the big screens, and much more!

Best-dressed and Best-hat competitions with special guest judge Maria Behnen, KCAI Fiber Professor and students.

**Tickets are all-inclusive and will go on sale Friday, March 8 via this page**

The Derby Party is generously sponsored by:




Media Sponsor

Radio Sponsor


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 is closed temporarily for Stage I Construction, which includes the restoration and renovation of Corinthian Hall (the mansion) into a leading-edge, 21st-century museum of Kansas City’s history and cultural heritage.