MARK YOUR CALENDARS NOW FOR 2023
APRIL 28, 2023 | 5:30 – 9:00 PM | LAKE MIRROR
Swan Derby is an annual “Derby Style” event, traditionally staged on beautiful Lake Mirror in downtown Lakeland. With the entertaining flair of the event and the competitive spirit of the race, the Derby always promises to be a memorable occasion for all.
Swan Derby captures the thrill of a race and the purity of sports entertainment in a hometown setting. The true essence of the Derby is the reward of knowing the proceeds will support Lakeland Volunteers in Medicine. The Derby features ten beautifully hand-crafted swan paddle boats in a thrilling race to the finish line.
The event also features 2 additional races, the Maiden Handicap and Derby Dash. Find out more about these races and how you can get involved on the Swan Derby FAQ page.
While enjoying the races, you will be entertained by a live band, able to grab some great eats, snacks and drinks from local, food truck vendors, accompany the kids to the Swan Land activity/play area and DON’T FORGET TO WEAR YOUR BEST DERBY HAT AND ENTER THE DERBY HAT CONTEST!
To cap off the night, a fantastic fireworks display will take place at 9PM.
The Swan Derby outdoor, community event is for all ages to enjoy and is free to attend.
(NOTE: The VIP SPONSOR RECEPTION being held inside and on the balcony of the Magnolia Building is a PRIVATE event and only open to ticketed sponsors, jockeys and guests. This is an ADULT ONLY reception and is not open to the public during the event.)
Swan To Go – Owner: Rooms To Go Foundation
Jockeys: Justin Miller and Kevin Smith
Swan Scholars – Owner: Academy Prep
Jockeys: Rebecca Knowles and Anna Toms
Phone (863) 606-1552
Cell (863) 286-8613
Sonia Glisson @ 863-606-1552
600 West Peachtree Street
Lakeland, FL 33815
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