A Piece of Kentucky Comes to San Antonio this Weekend With these Derby Events



Just because we live over 1,000 miles away from Louisville, Kentucky, doesn't mean that San Antonians don't know celebrate Derby.

This weekend, you'll have several opportunities — from a Cinco de Mayo-Derby mashup to a Derby Extravaganza — to pull out your Derby hats and chow down on some Kentucky Hot Browns.

From 3 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Botika will offer specials on $5 Seersucker gin Aguachile cocktails, $5 Seersucker gin and tonics and $2 Caja China pork sliders. Get there early to get a good seat at the bar. 303 Pearl Pkwy #111

Bending Branch Winery, in partnership with Frost Bank, will host the 7th annual Derby Extravaganza from 1 to 6 p.m. Saturday at the winery in Comfort. Expect live jazz performances, single barrel blanc mint juleps, Bourbon balls by Sweet Comfort and, of course, a live viewing of the Kentucky Derby. Tickets range from $20 to $750 and can be purchased here. 142 Linder Branch Trail, Comfort.

Cinco de Mayo meets Kentucky Derby from 3 to 6:30 at Quarry Golf Club Saturday, where you'll find juleps, brews, margaritas, "south-of-the-border bites" and music by Jomo & The Possum Posse. Tickets are $50 at the door, and free for First Edition Society members. 444 E. Basse Road.

And last, but not least, Max's Wine Dive will host its second Kentucky Derby party from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday. Dine on Derby-inspired food specials and enter the hat competition for the full experience. 340 E. Basse Road, #101