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The Queen City Derby Party

The Queen City Derby Party

Cincinnati's premier Derby party is back and at that the JACK!!

The Queen City Derby Party (QCDP) is a fundraising day-party centered on the running of the Kentucky Derby. As Cincinnati’s premier Kentucky Derby watch event, QCDP is a unique spectacle that brings together a diverse mix of patrons who wish to enjoy a festive and vibrant take on the traditions of the race.

The annual gathering is the signature event of the Delta Gamma Lambda Foundation, a Cincinnati based 501c3, and all proceeds go to the organization in support of its mission.

Fashion & Flare: QCDP is not just about the race. It is a place to see and be seen. Hats, especially for women, are a must! This event is a chance for every woman to express her inner Southern Belle. 

Our event also provides a splendid excuse for men to get just as dressed up and decked out as the ladies! The secret to looking great is confidence. Whatever you wear, wear it proud!

Come enjoy our complimentary signature cocktails--Mint Julep & Oaks Lilly.  Premium bar also available.

Entertainment: QCDP will feature the soulful sounds of the Natural Progression band and a high energy dance party courtesy of Cincinnati's best disc jockey, DJ Magnificent. VIP's will also get to experience the Kathy Wade Trio in the VIP Lounge.

Bet the Derby: QCDP provides a unique and elegant way to view and enjoy the Kentucky Derby. We aim to make you feel connected to the actual race. We show the race and the immediate pre-race activities on big screens and in surround sound. We also utilize a partnership with to allow our patrons to "Bet the Derby" intelligently with complimentary race books and access to online wagering from the convenience of our event

Ticket Info:

There are 3 ticket options available for the QCDP - General Admission, Reserved, and VIP. All ticket levels provide a wonderful experience and help support youth education and programming.

General Admission: Live Concert (Natural Progression); Dance Party (DJ Magnificent); Viewing of Derby Races; Online Wagering; Access to Premium Vendors; Free Oliva Cigar; Free Signature Cocktails; Free Parking; Passed Hors d’oeuvres; Late Night Snacks; Derby desserts

Reserved: All the benefits of General Admission plus reserved seating and Free Valet Parking

VIP: All the benefits of General Admission and Reserved plus Open Bar (Top Shelf), a VIP Gift Bag, and access to The VIP Lounge. The VIP Lounge experience includes: 

*Private Jazz Concert (Kathy Wade Trio)

*Private Viewing of Derby Races

*Additional Buffet Dining



Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

Must be at least 21 years old on May 4, 2019, to attend. Please do not purchase a ticket if you will not meet this criterion because your money will not be refunded.

Is there a dress code?

Derby attire ("Google" it) is the dress of the day. Classy casual to dress formal is appropriate. No jeans, tennis shoes, boots, or streetwear. We reserve the right to enforce this policy up to expulsion from the party, in which case no refund will be provided.

What are my parking options for getting to and from the event?

The JACK Casino has free parking available for all patrons. Reserved & VIP tickets include free valet. 


How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please check our website (, first, to see if the answer to your questions is available there. If not, please send an email to cXVlZW5jaXR5ZGVyYnlwYXJ0eSB8IGdtYWlsICEgY29t and someone will respond to your inquiry as soon as possible. 


What's the refund policy?

Absolutely no refunds will be provided. 


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