Revere Happenings

The Great Revere Day at the Races

The Great Revere Day at the Races

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Suffolk Downs, Topsider Room

Contact: Edward Deveau ~ 781-485-0279 ~


The Great Revere Day at the Races will be an Event to Remember

“When the Beachmont Improvement Committee (BIC) heard Suffolk Downs would be hosting its last live racing days this year, we thought of two things,” said Beachmont Improvement Committee President Kathleen Heiser. “Let’s find a way to honor this historic institution, and let’s use that celebration to raise funds to restore an integral piece of Revere’s past, present and future: its public stairways.”

The result was The Great Revere Day At the Races, a racing-themed VIP experience, taking place on Saturday, May 18, 2019 at the Suffolk Downs Topsider Room. Funds raised will directly benefit “Stairways to Revere,” a project to support the much-needed restoration of public stairways in the City of Revere.

Beachmont’s public stairways date back to the late 19th/early 20th centuries, when visitors camped on Beachmont Hill for access to the nearby therapeutic sea. Today the stairways all around the city are a major point of access for Revere residents and students who need safe walking access to schools, businesses and public transportation facilities.

While the project was originally slated as the “Stairways to Beachmont” project to restore Beachmont’s public stairways, the BIC decided to widen its scope to “Stairways to Revere,” addressing needs in other parts of the city, including the Shirley Avenue and Broadway/Cushman Avenue areas.

“We believe safe access to these stairs will improve public safety, promote healthier lifestyles and improve connectivity in and around the City of Revere,” said Heiser.

The event starts at 12 p.m., featuring a full day of Live Racing, Live Entertainment, Food, Drinks, a Best Dressed and Best Hat contest, silent auctions, raffles and 50/50, culminating in the live simulcast of Maryland’s Preakness Stakes (the second leg of the Triple Crown).

Single tickets for The Great Revere Day At The Races are $50 and Reserved Tables of 10 are $500. Sponsorship opportunities are also available. The BIC will be using the Eventbrite ticketing and marketing platform. Please visit our event website at for full and updated event details. Information will also be available at and Ticket availability is limited and is expected be in high demand.

Reserve the date in your calendars to join the BIC in saluting our long-time neighbor Suffolk Downs at one of the must-attend events of the season and help raise funds to restore an integral part of Revere’s past, present and future.

See You There!