Kentucky Derby Party

Date(s) - Saturday, May 7, 2022
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Savor Cinema


Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival’s (FLIFF) annual Kentucky Derby Party, hosted by philanthropist and FLIFF Chairman of the Board Steven Savor, is South Florida’s most exclusive event celebrating the 148th “Run for the Roses” on Saturday, May 7 at Savor Cinema.

The festivities begin at 4:00 p.m. outdoors in the John Mager Courtyard and at 6:00 p.m., move inside the theater for the pre-race highlights and “the most exciting two minutes in sports,” on the largest Derby Party screen in town and in state-of-the-art Dolby sound.

In Derby Day tradition, ladies will take center stage in spring fashions and colorful Fascinator hats, while the men stand out in Fedora and Bowler hats, Bow ties, and linen blazers. Guests can enter a best hat and best-dressed contest, pose with the ponies for photos, and enter the Derby pool for $10.

Mouthwatering Derby-inspired cuisine will include Southern barbecued pulled pork and brisket, sides, and dessert.  The event wouldn’t be complete without customary Mint Juleps, which will be served at the open bar.

Entertainment will include a live performance by the popular trio, The Jersey Girls.

Tickets to the Kentucky Derby Party are $100 per person and $75 for FLIFF members and can be purchased in advance at

All proceeds from the event will benefit Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit cultural organization.