About #AlphaDerby™

In short, #AlphaDerbyWeekend is an event series of fundraisers held the first weekend each May.  These events are centered around the style and pageantry of one of the most well-known horse races in the world, the Kentucky Derby.

Three events. Three vibes. From the Kick-off Social & Concert on Friday, the Kentucky Derby Watch Party on Saturday, to the Sunday Jazz Brunch, if you’re not in Louisville for the Derby, THIS is the place to be seen! Eight chapters of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. from across the Metro-Atlanta area all collaborate, to put on first-class events benefiting eight local education foundations – a true party with a purpose.

Explore the site. Check out the schedule of events below.  Consider becoming a sponsor or supporting through a tax-deductible donation.  See you in the Winner’s Circle.

8PM – 1AM

(The Grand Hyatt Buckhead)

2018 Attendance: 1100

Welcome to Atlanta! The take-over of the Grand Hyatt Buckhead begins. There will be live music, multiple DJs, artist performances, on site vendors, ample cash bars, professional photography, ambiance, and more!


10PM – 1AM

(The Grand Hyatt Buckhead)

Invitation only

3:30PM – 8:30PM

(Georgia World Congress Ctr.)

2018 Attendance: 1900

Our signature fundraiser. Enjoy the luxury of Atlanta’s largest venue!  Peruse the hand-selected vendors, bid on a silent auction item, eat premium food, turn in your drink card for your free drinks, visit the outdoor pavilion for cigars and entertainment, watch the best hat competition, view a live broadcast of the Kentucky Derby and more.

11AM – 3PM

(The Grand Hyatt Buckhead)

2018 Attendance: 500

Cap off a weekend of style, panache, and class with live jazz (and bottomless mimosas of course)! Join us as we celebrate and toast to a great weekend with a live band, impeccable meal, on site vendors, and more.  Sunday brunch at The Grand Hyatt is renown, and now YOU get to pull up a seat and taste for yourself.

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