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 by The Phantastics, 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.

Click HERE to purchase tickets and support the Kansas City Museum. 

The Derby Party is generously sponsored & supported by:




The Dillingham Family 


Zulema & Terry Bassham 

Barbara & Bob Bloch



Tom & Loretta Mentzer

Tom & Elizabeth Paolini 

Kansas City Public Schools 

Media Sponsor

Radio Sponsor

Official Hotel Sponsor of The Derby Party 2019


If you would like to become a sponsor or if you have questions, please email Programs Director, 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.