Kirby Derby 2022: The Roaring 20's

Kirby Derby 2022: The Roaring 20's

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Kirby Derby

Black Drive at Umstead Dr

Harvey Hill, Dorothea Dix Park

Raleigh, NC 27603

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Roar thru the Roaring 20's with a quirky parade, pine car races and, of course, a full-on Derby! It's the 20th Anniversary of Kirby Derby!

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Kirby Derby Presents:

The Roaring 20's

Costumes and silliness galore. An offbeat parade. A kids competition of pinebox cars. A soapbox derby.

Join us at Dix Park in Raleigh NC, August 20, for the 20th anniversary of fast times as we celebrate together after being underground for a few years. Roar like a lion or flap your way to Charleston...gangster to gatsby, it's all good. Get dressed up! It's a party! And if you like, participate in mini pine box cars races, a parade, and an almost famous soapbox derby. Register to participate in any of the main events or just come to witness! Everyone is encouraged to get into character with costumes. Challenge the neighbors next door or your rival neighborhood to see who can win as the fastest and furiousest.

If you would like to participate in any of these events, you need to register here - YAY!! Just click that giant green REGISTER button above-right. 


Pinebox Derby - registration is limited! A race of specific size/weight handheld wooden cars (ala boyscouts) on a wooden track. Mostly children participate, but don't hold back if you have a car you gotta race. Register above

Parade: An outrageous event of creative expressions of the Kirby Derby theme, "The Roaring 20's." Teams, brigades, individuals, floats, bands, derby cars and pit crews. Register above.

Soapbox Derby - registration is limited! Practice Run Required on Friday A fast and furious heated 2-cars-at-a-time race of go-cart size gravity-only vehicles. This is restricted to adults age 18 and over. There's even a speed bump! Register above.

Cheering Spectator If you are coming just to have fun and watch the shenanigans, you do not need a ticket to attend - but we would still love for you to register so we are prepared for the numbers WOOT.

A Raleigh Tradition Since 2002

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