More than a horse race, the Kentucky Derby is a time for over-the-top hats and eye-catching ensembles so it should come as no surprise that celebrities glammed up in their Sunday best for the festivities. Mary J. Blige, Ice-T and Star Jones went for a patriotic color scheme in different shades of blue and red.

Others celebrated the Cinco de Mayo weekend a bit more casual than the Derby goers. Jessica Szohr headed to the home of a good time, none other than Las Vegas, for the Tao Beach season opening in the Venetian Hotel and Casino in some festive colors while Kenya Moore took to the Palms Casino Resort in Vegas as did Flo-Rida.

Shaquille O’Neal spent his Cinco de Mayo in a very impressive robe, celebrating his graduation from Barry University where he earned a doctorate degree in education. Congrat’s, Shaq’!

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—Lyndsay Luff