Saugatuck celebrates inaugural Derby Day

8:48 AM, May 4, 2013   |    comments
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SAUGATUCK, Mich. (WZZM) --  If you can't make it to Churchill Downs and are looking for something fun to do, Saugatuck, located on the shores of beautiful Lake Michigan, has captured a way for you to enjoy all the excitement of the Derby and more.

The town has exciting things planned for visitors like a hat contest, live music by the Jackson French Quarter Dixieland Band, a mint julep contest, menu samplings and of course viewing of the Derby. In between all of the excitement you can stroll through the historic downtown shopping district, sampling spring menus from local eateries while perusing shops for the latest finds and creations by local artists

The Derby Hat Contest is set for 3 p.m. at the Wicks Park Pavilion and entry is open to everyone. There will be prizes for largest, most original, most glamorous and funniest hats.

Jodie Allen, emcee of the Hat Contest and Jim Petzing, owner of Zing in Douglas stopped by the Weekend Morning News with a preview.

Those looking for fun Derby fun this Derby day should visit http://www.saugatuckdouglas.com/derbyday .

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