WHAT: Now in its eighth year, the Derby Dash is the see-and-be-seen Kentucky Derby party for Naples’ younger set.

WHERE: Naples Botanical Garden (4820 Bayshore Drive, Naples)

WHEN: Saturday, May 6, 5-8 p.m.

HOW TO GO: Tickets are available online. General admission tickets are $70, which include a complimentary mint julep upon arrival, unlimited beer and wine inside, a goodie bag, and access to a 50/50 drawing, silent auction and betting games. VIP tickets are $100 each, which get you all of the above plus expedited entry, early access to the silent auction, and VIP viewing during the race.

WHO: Benefits Naples Junior Woman’s Club’s Scholarship Fund, housed at the Community Foundation of Collier County.

Check out our post about creative Derby hat alternatives here.

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