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Boulder Elks Pool & Patio

"Ponies in the Pool"
Saturday, May 6, 2023    3-7pm


Traditions meet again as the historic Boulder Elks Lodge and the 149th running of the Kentucky Derby meet on the decks of the Boulder Elks Pool & Patio for a family friendly event for all of Boulder and beyond to enjoy the greatest two minutes in sports!

Yes, it's a Derby Party featuring many of your Derby food and beverage favorites, but it's also a pool party highlighted by warm waters, pony races for the family and games throughout the event for kids and adults alike. There is literally something fun for everyone! 

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We'll throw the broadcast up on the patio walls to give you a great outdoor viewing experience even if you are of jockey stature.

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Keep scrolling down the page to pre-order your tickets and skip the line at the gate. Adults get in for $25, Kids under 13 are in for $15. You can also pay at the gate.

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Pony float pool races, a crayola focused horse craft station, wandering trivia, a backstretch best call contest and much more fun for the family!

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Foosball, ping-pong, corn hole, my 1974 Jarts game (kidding), and a host of card games for that downtime from the pool!

Sweet Pastries

The Picnic Table

A Sweet Neighborhood Tradition of Sharing... 

The Picnic Table

Your ticket into the Derby Party gets you big snacks throughout the event, but we want to add to this experience by encouraging families to bring a favorite picnic or Derby dessert favorite to add to our buffet. By no means is it required, but in the tradition of neighborhood block parties, county fairs and pot luck pool parties, we look forward to sharing our very best sweet things with all our friends.

We'll set your dish on our Picnic Table, and let all visiting guests vote on their favorite with the old "marble in the jar" voting system. Winner

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Bring along some scratch and enjoy some harmless betting on the Derby race. We'll have our own cheat sheet for you to use, or you can just pick your favorite named horse!

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Yes, there will be Mint Juleps, along with some favorite Spring favorites, lemonades and drinks that fizz for adults and kids.

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Right after the Derby, pull up a seat, sing along or hit the dance floor to the super vibes of local favorite Rogue 2.
We promise everyone gets to stomp and sing along.. 

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Proceeds from the Derby Party benefit the good works of the Elks Scholarship Fund; providing local High School Seniors with college scholarship opportunities for decades.

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