Event Info

2016 Burque Derby: A Kentucky Derby Bash
Saturday, May 7, 2016
2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Sid Cutter Pilots’ Pavilion
Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta Park


Derby style entertainment will include live music performed by Reviva, food, beer and wine, lawn games, friendly betting, and more. We’ll also be streaming the Kentucky Derby Pre-Show, so you won’t miss a minute of red carpet action, and festivities will break for “the Greatest two minutes in Sports,” the 142nd Running of the Kentucky Derby.

Dress Code

Traditional, southern, Kentucky Derby style is encouraged. In the spirit of the Kentucky Derby, ladies are encouraged to wear hats and participate in our annual Burque Derby Hat Contest, to be judged by a panel of influencers in our community.


Tickets for New Mexico’s premier Kentucky Derby party are now on sale, and we’re expected to sell out. Purchase your tickets now.

The Burque Derby is a 21 and over event. Identification will be checked at the door.


Would you like to win a trip to the 2017 Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks? Learn how you can watch the action next year live, in Louisville, Kentucky!

Proceeds Benefit the Albuquerque Youth Symphony Program

All proceeds benefit the Albuquerque Youth Symphony Program (AYSP). The mission of AYSP is to instill a lifelong passion for music in motivated young people in the greater Albuquerque area through the pursuit of excellence in orchestral musical performance. AYSP serves 550 young musicians in grades 4-12 each season through twelve ensembles for guitar, chorus, strings, woodwinds, brass, and percussion. AYSP does not turn away any student for financial reasons and provides financial aid for tuition and private lessons to at least 115 families annually. Learn more about AYSP!

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