Kentucky Derby Gala to Return to Cotuit Center for the Arts

Courtesy of the Cotuit Center for the Arts.

COTUIT – The atmosphere of Churchill Downs will once again be felt on Cape Cod on the first Saturday in May.

The Cotuit Center for the Arts will host the 5th annual Kentucky Derby Gala on May 5 from 3:30 to 7 p.m.

The event includes opportunities for live betting, with 50 percent of the proceeds benefiting the Cotuit Center for the Arts.

The gala will also feature photo opportunities with horses, a hat parade and contest, a buffet dinner, surprise events and the viewing of the “The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports” on a high-definition, 26-foot movie screen.

All of the excitement of the Derby will be showcased including real mint juleps.

There will be four ways to bet on the races – two raffles, a betting pool and a silent auction.

Last year, the event attracted over 200 participants and raised over $9,000 for the center.

Tickets are $20 for adults and children under 12 are admitted free. To purchase tickets visit

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