Ladies & gentlemen pack your Derby Duds for an evening of Juleps & Jockeys. Cheer for your choice thoroughbred on your favorite equine-filled island. Island House Hotel opens just in time for the 3rd Annual Derby Day Soiree in the 1852 Grill Room. Sip on blue-ribbon-worthy mint juleps and bourbon. Live broadcast of the Kentucky Derby accompanied by music & commentary by DJ Mike Williford. Pack your southern Sunday best, derby attire is expected. Fantastic prizes for the biggest hat, best dressed, cutest couple, equestrian trivia, & other contests. Mackinac Horsemen’s Association will be raising funds to support local equestrian activities with a hat decorating table with all the materials you need to make your appearance exquisite!