Tulips & Juleps

Tulips & Juleps Week April 24 – May 1, 2021

This year we are turning Tulips & Juleps into a multi-day celebration from the comfort of your home while raising dollars that will stay right here in Tuscaloosa County! Start the week enjoying dozens of hats on display via Social Media from local businesses and be sure to cast your vote for your favorite. Then on Saturday, gather your viewing party in the comfort of your home and enjoy the most exciting two minutes in sports! Dress in your Derby Best and enjoy a one-of-a-kind Derby at Home experience while you pull for your favorite in the final stretch! Finally, finish off the race throughout the month of May by visiting Session for a special Cocktail for a Cause supporting the Junior of League of Tuscaloosa.

Derby at Home Experience

Enjoy an appetizer for 2 with the (non-alcoholic) ingredients of a Kentucky Derby famous Mint Julep, signature Tulips & Juleps cups, cocktail napkins and stirrers, personal betting cards for your favorite horse, and a special make-at home wreath of roses all provided in a reusable tote bag. All Derby at Home Experience bags feed 2 and multiple can be purchased for a larger crowd!

Each bag includes:
  • Charcuterie Board (assorted meat, cheese, and crackers) for 2 from Grocery BrewPub
  • Non-Alcoholic Ingredients for famous Kentucky Derby Mint Julep for 2
  • 2 Signature Cups
  • Cocktail napkins and stirrers
  • Personal Betting Card for your favorite horse
  • Supplies for special make-at-home Wreath of Roses
  • 1 Clear Tote Bag with all items inside

Derby at Home experiences can be picked up at Harrison Galleries (2315 University Boulevard, Tuscaloosa, AL 35401) on May 1 between the hours of 2 – 4 p.m. for $30 or delivered within 15 miles of Harrison Galleries for an additional $5 charge per bag.

Race over to our Facebook Page to vote in this year’s Derby Hat Contest through April, 30th! Each like on a photo will count as 1 vote entry for People’s Choice and each share of a photo will count as 1 vote entry for People’s Choice. The Top 5 People’s Choice winners will be displayed locally for the month of May. Check out 2021’s entrants below:

 Sponsored by Northport Pharmacy & Gift Gallery – Decorated by Holt Elementary School

Sponsored and Decorated by La Belle Note Paper & Design

Sponsored and Decorated by Smile Doctors

Sponsored by Winter McFarland, LLC – Decorated by Kristen Amerson Youth Foundation

Sponsored and Decorated by Grayco Fabrication

Sponsored and Decorated by Smith & Staggs, LLP

 Sponsored and Decorated by Adams Antiques & The Potager

Cocktail for a Cause

For the entire month of May, Session will be providing a Cocktail for a Cause in support of Tulips & Juleps for The Junior League of Tuscaloosa. Proceeds from each cocktail will go directly to JLT which is an organization with more than 200 women as active members committed to promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women, and improving communities through effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. By purchasing a Cocktail for a Cause in the month of May, you are enhancing the opportunities for JLT to empower women and children in our local community with an emphasis on literacy. Visit Session at 2221 University Boulevard, Tuscaloosa, AL 35401 from May 1 through May 31 to support Cocktail for a Cause!