Circle Events Detroit

Circle Events Detroit

We are a group of 6 entrepreneurs and professionals with over 30 years of business and entertainment experience delivering theme based events to showcase Detroit’s resurgence!

Ron & Michelle Spears, Doris Bryant, Phil "tha Mixx" Clay, Lisa Jackson and Bruce Bailey.

An Epic Detroit Event

Next May will be our 5th Annual Kentucky Derby Day Party. These events began in 2015 at the Robert's Riverwalk Hotel, 2016 at the Detroit Seafood Market and 2017 at the Hockeytown Rooftop. We were excited to bring this event to the Charles Wright Museum in 2018.

The Kentucky Derby

 There are few American sporting events with the history and popularity of the Kentucky Derby. It’s rich traditions – sipping a mint julep and donning a beautiful hat – have transcended this two-minute horse race held the first Saturday in May at Churchill Downs in Louisville, KY.  

Kentucky Derby Essentials


  • Elaborate hats or fascinators for the ladies and broad-brimmed or straw “campaign” style hats for the gentlemen
  • Mint Juleps or Flavored Vodkas, fine cognacs and bourbons
  • Great attention to detail from head to toe (shoes, socks, watches, make-up, jewelry, cigars)

Our Stylists

  • Our Style Maven for the ladies is Elna LaRue Reid of Rue Refined Images. 
  • Contact Elna at or at (248) 369-6590
  • Our Style Maverick for the gentlemen is Reynard Hines of Cicchini Custom Clothiers 494 S. Old Woodward in Birmingham, MI.
  • Contact Reynard at or at (248) 894-4026 

Media Coverage

  • Watch our Channel 7 Morning News Appearance
  • Past events have been covered in the Detroit News
  • Look for us in the April 2018 issue in the Native Detroiter magazine
  • Listen out for us on various radio programs promoting our event
  • Look out for us on TV discussing Derby fashions

Detroit Kentucky Derby Feedback

Check out this 1 minute video for feedback from our past events