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MPI Potomac 9th Annual Derby Days & Silent Auction

The Kentucky Derby is America’s original, extravagant springtime sports party.  To continue building upon a MPI Potomac tradition, we invite you to experience an evening of southern charm and celebration as MPI Potomac teams with the Louisville Tourism and The Omni Shoreham Hotel to bring the thrills of the Derby to DC!

A Special Guest Straight from Churchill Downs! Meet a real Kentucky Derby Jockey while at the event and learn about the races from first hand experience.

Silent Auction! The betting does not have to stay on the track.  Help support MPI Potomac and gain some great items for yourself via our on line auction.  All you need is your wallet and your smart phone to bid.

Hat’s and Outfits On! as we continue our Derby Days tradition - our hat contest will be in full swing this year. And to add to the fun, judges will be looking at the entire ensemble.  Be sure to where your Derby Best to Win!  So go big or small, contemporary or old-fashioned or just plain fascinating…women and men are welcome to top off their Derby duds with a variety of ostentatious head wear. No hat? No worries- come make one at the event and take it home for a fun keepsake of the evening 


Register Today for a Chance to Spend a Weekend at Churchill Downs

Louisville Tourism is so excited to see you at the 9th Annual Derby Days & Silent Auction and will have a drawing for a Weekend at Churchill Downs including airfare, a two night stay at the Louisville Marriott Downtown, tickets to Churchill Downs, and more!


MPI Potomac asks you to be responsible. If you choose to drink alcoholic beverages, please drink responsibly, and take advantage of the metro-accessible location. Please don't drink and drive.

Silent Auction Is Taking Donations

The 9th Annual Derby Days Silent Auction is now open for donations. The auction will run from April 15, 2019 to April 25, 2019, with proceeds going to Meeting Professionals International Potomac Chapter in order to support our members. 

Click here to donate!




  • When

  • Thursday, April 25, 2019
    6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

  • Where

  • The Omni Shoreham
    2500 Calvert Street NW
    Washington DC 20008
    Metro: Woodley Park/National Zoo


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