Frederica Academy Derby Day

  • May 4, 2019
  • Sea Island Golf Club
  • 100 Retreat Road , St. Simons Island, GA 31522
  • 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Watch the most exciting two minutes in sports with your friends in the spectacular setting of Sea Island's Retreat Clubhouse at Frederica Academy's 18th annual Derby Day. Saturday, May 4 marks one of the most highly anticipated spring events in the Golden Isles, and if you've ever attended, you know why this is a party not to be missed!

This year's Co-Chairs, Jenny and Paul Thompson and Elizabeth and Zach Powell are hard at work with school staff, students, and volunteers to pull off another amazing event. Doors will open at 5:00 p.m. While the "piece de resistance" is the simulcast of the running of the 145th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs, the fun doesn't stop there! Beloved local party band Mason Waters and the Groove Allstars will set the tone when you arrive and will get you on the dance floor after the race and live auction have concluded. When the last strains of the music fade away, you'll be left wondering where the time went and won't want the night to end.

Tickets for Derby Day are $125 per personal and include all food and beverages. The generous support you provide by becoming a Derby Day sponsor, attending the event, purchasing raffle tickets, and bidding on a wide array of silent and live auction items helps the school to continue serving students as the premier independent school between Jacksonville and Savannah. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit, or contact Brad Hutcherson at