10th Annual Derby Day Party for Hunger Relief

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We’re celebrating our 10th year as a restaurant with our 10th Annual Derby Day Party for Hunger Relief on Saturday, May 6, 2017. As always, proceeds will go to support Hunger Task Force – Free & Local. With your generosity, our Derby Day party has raised more than $10,000 last year, and more than $30,000 in the last four years, to prevent hunger by providing food to people in need.


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Doors open at 1 p.m., with a $15 entry fee, which goes entirely to Hunger Task Force. The Jackson Park Jazz Orchestra, our friendly neighborhood Big Band, will perform jazzy tunes before and after the race. We’re adding even more screens this year to watch race coverage of the 143rd Kentucky Derby.


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Dress to impress: a photo booth to document every glamorous attendee. The photo booth will be the entry point for Best Dressed contests, with categories including Best Hat Most Elegant, Best Hat Most Creative, Best Dressed Family, Couple, Gentleman, Lady, and Gentleman. Photo strip prints will be available for a suggested donation of $5.

Maxie’s will sport a culinary costume: for this big day, we’re making over our menu with Derby party favorites and Kentucky-inspired specials amongst Maxie’s menu classics. Click here to see the DERBY DAY PARTY MENU. We’ve expanded the outdoor area to add tables for more outdoor dining, more party tent, more dancing, and more fun!

Drink specials will be available at our two full-service bars, as well as at two outdoor bars. Enjoy a Four Roses Bourbon Mint Julep ($6), Oaks Lily ($6) and Peach Vodka Derby Tea ($5). Beer specials include Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale ($5) and official Derby beer Stella Artois ($4).

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The party includes raffles and a silent auction, with fabulous prizes including hotel and dining packages, gift baskets and catered parties from Maxie’s. Entry includes a $5 “bet” on the race (correct selection of Win, Place & Show are entered in a raffle for prizes). Additional “bets” are $5. All Derby “bets” are for prizes only; no cash will be tendered. All entry, raffle, auction and “betting” proceeds go to Hunger Task Force. Note: Maxie’s daily Happy Hour special will not be available on Derby Day. Maxie’s will serve its special Derby Day menu only on Derby Day; regular menu items may not be available. Maxie’s cannot accept reservations or call-aheads for our Derby Day party.

Race time is approximately 5:24 p.m.

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