The Junior League of the Emerald Coast’s newly revamped Down & Derby Fest, which took place at The Market Shops on May 5 in honor of the 144th running of the Kentucky Derby, raised more than $15,000 to benefit the JLEC’s Child Clothing Project.

The festival featured “Derby fare” from local restaurants highlighting the Emerald Coast’s savory cuisine, decadent dessert, and luscious libations.

Guests were invited to dress to impress in their Kentucky Derby attire in order to win prizes for Most Elegant Hat, Most Creative Hat, Best Fascinator, Biggest Hat, Most Colorful Hat, Best Bowtie, and Best Dressed “Colt and Filly.”