When: Sun., May 6, 11 a.m. 2012
You can see horses on a television screen if you go to Charleston Stage’s Kentucky Derby Party, but if you’d rather get some in-person pony action, you might be better off at the McDaniels Audi Spring Polo Invitational at Hyde Park. Heck, it’s the closest local experience you’ll get to the energy at Churchill Downs action without being in Kentucky — only instead of a horse race, there’s a world-class polo match. Pack up a picnic and make sure you include whatever leftover mint julep fixin’s you have from the day before. Tailgating spots are currently sold out, but you can still snag general admission tickets, and there are some spots available in special reserved areas. Food and drinks will also be for sale, and there will be live music. The day benefits Rein & Shine, an organization that offers equine therapy to special needs children and adults.
Price: $15/cash at gate, Free/10 and under