The Derby Party 2021: A Grand Reopening Celebration

Saturday, September 4, 2021 | 3:00 to 7:00 PM *2:00 PM for Sponsors + VIP Tickets
Kansas City Museum Historic Grounds

The Derby Party 2021: A Grand Reopening Celebration is a themed fundraiser hosted by the Kansas City Museum Foundation to benefit the Kansas City Museum. This year’s Derby Party coincides with the museum’s reopening. Enjoy being one of the first to experience the newly restored and renovated Corinthian Hall. Your ticket to this special fundraiser provides a *sneak peek* before we open to the public this fall.

Festivities on the historic grounds will include: live music by Grand Marquis, southern food bites by Brown & Loe, and beverages with Kansas City labels such as, J. Rieger & Co., Les Bourgeois Vineyards, Bourgmont Vineyard & Winery, Boulevard Brewing Company, and Torn Label Brewing Company. Desserts by Poppy’s Ice Cream & Coffee House, on-the-spot photo booth by Picwood, and yard games.

Attire: Bohemian Goddess to Gatsby Glam
The Derby Party 2021: A Grand Reopening Celebration celebrates a decade of opulent fashion! Best-dressed, Best-hat, and Best-face cover competitions with special guest judges.

Thank you to our Media + Radio Sponsors: In Kansas City Magazine + 90.9 The Bridge
Thank you to our Lead Sponsor: Mark One Electric Company Inc.

If you would like to become a sponsor or have questions, please email Director of Visitor Experience & Public Programming Paul Gutiérrez at pgutierrez@kansascitymuseum.org  or 816.702.7705.

All funds raised at the 5th Annual Derby Party directly support the museum’s programs, exhibitions, and experiences that build awareness of the City’s rich history and cultural heritage.

Face covers required for timed, self guided tours. No food/drinks allowed inside the museum. The health and wellness of our patrons, visitors, staff, and volunteers is always a top priority. As guidance and recommendations continue to change, our plans will be evaluated and updated.