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Reptile Romp

Learn about the roles slimy and slithery creatures play in ecosystems through hands-on science activities. Kona Ice Truck will be on site for slushee treats! FREE ADMISSION. 

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Opera in the Gardens

Join us for another wonderful performance of the upcoming Opera in the Gardens! It will be an enchanting afternoon! Advanced purchase is recommended and is available on Eventbrite: link expired   $45 Regular seating $50 Premium seating

Haunted Trails and Family Fall Fest

Friendship Botanic Gardens will host a spooktacular afternoon for families! Kids are invited to wear their Halloween costumes for a night of family-friendly scares set in the winding nature trails of Friendship Botanic Gardens.  Trick or Treat on our Haunted Trails Loop, Face Painting, Crafts/Games,…

Yoga in the Gardens 9:30-10:30am CDT

All Levels Yoga in a lovely Garden setting with Yoga Instructor April Fallon, celebrating and connecting with nature surrounded by natural beauty, enjoying bird song and the freshest of air. Classes $12 Cash Only Please. Bring your own mat. (All Thursdays in June, July, &…

Lithuanian 100 Year Celebration

Join us for a lovely day of festivities! Lithuanian food, music, and dancing... and learn about Lithuanian Heritage. Hosted by Lithuanian University Women Association. Tickets available the day of the event or at  

Polish Heritage Fest

Join us for a very popular day of festivities! Polish food, dancing, and music... and learn about Polish Heritage. Tickets available the day of the event. Hosted by the Polish Heritage Association of Michigan City.

Bacchus & Beerfest

Join us for an evening of Beer, Wine, Food, and Music amidst our stunning surroundings! Come and help support the Gardens and enjoy an evening out! We are working on getting our breweries and wineries, but we wanted you to save the date -- we know…

Gatsby in the Gardens

Stroll the Gardens and enjoy your cocktails while listening to live Jazz, dancing, and playing lawn games like bocce ball! Dress in 1920's attire optional. Tickets on sale on Eventbrite, on our website or at the door on the day of the event. Advanced purchase…