The stage is set for the must attend event of the summer, Packwood Grand. If you’ve never been you’ve either seen photos of your friends on Instagram in the past or you’ve seen the Kentucky Derby on TV in May. Wouldn’t it be cool to get dressed up and cheer on the horse races as you sip exquisite cocktails? Packwood Grand is an annual event in Calgary that celebrates the ultimate in luxury, horse racing, fashion, and food & drink.
Once you have reserved your tickets, you have to find something to wear. How is it that you have so many dresses until the day of a big event and you seemingly have none? The struggle is real. Find horse derby style inspo on Packwood’s Instagram or good ol’ Pinterest. Your dress should be elegant and festive, you want to look your best for the most talked about event of the summer. You’ll want to find a fascinator or headpiece to bring your outfit together. We always love scrolling through Etsy, checking out local Pink Spot Studios or getting crafty with a DIY fascinator. Let your personality shine through; are you going for a dramatic, in-your-face bold fascinator or are you looking for a more delicate and intricate headpiece?
Can you picture it? You’re walking in with your bae or girls by your side, dressed to the nines in your finest horse derby attire. You walk down the red carpet, through the photo walls and entry decor. You’re greeted by Packwood’s host, shown to the grounds and you can already feel the excitement of the party and the horse race anticipation.
If you’re lost when it comes to horse betting, fear not. Packwood has the event set up for the pros and amateurs alike, providing you with the education and skills you need to place your bets. Do you go for the underdog or do you take a bet on the horse with the white nose? That’s the fun of it. While you’re picking the winning horse, you’ll have the opportunity to sip specially curated cocktails amongst Calgary’s most elite and finest.
Did we mention the elegant fare? The chefs will be preparing a delicious meal for the guests for you to enjoy throughout the day. Chat and network with the other guests as your taste buds are wowed from the plate of food you’re holding. We’re not lying when we say you need to be at this extraordinary event on July 28th; you don’t want to be that friend that is sitting at home getting major FOMO as you scroll through all the Packwood Instagram posts.
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Rachel is a native Calgarian deeply in love with our beautiful city. Always on the hunt for the best tacos, donuts, and lattes this city has to offer, Rachel is a foodie with an affection for the fit life. Her love of food holds hands with her love for all things fitness; spin, lifting, boxing, hot yoga, snowboarding, hiking – try and keep up.