Take a walk on our spooky Trail and listen to Spooky Stories! Family Friendly "spooky."
- October 28th 3 - 6pm CDT
- Trick or Treat on our Ghost Trail and enjoy the bonfire!
- Pumpkin Craft and Game
- Face Painting
- Beer & Wine for Adults!
- Up N Smoke BBQ Food Truck-Hot Dogs & more!
- Children $2
- Adults $4
A Spooktacular evening of family fun. 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. Visitors will have the chance to experience the Gardens when bathed in the glow of the “Trail of Lights” -- A new illuminated pathway of lampposts made possible thanks to the generous support of NIPSCO, the NiSource Foundation, and The Michigan City Redevelopment Corporation. Kids can also check out phases one and two of the ArcelorMittal Children’s Garden, a newly installed arena for interactive natural play experiences created thanks to the support of the ArcelorMittal corporation.
Celebrate the rich and enduring legacy of Native American Heritage along the very same river banks and forested valleys where the Potawatomi hunted and fished hundreds of years ago.
Visitors will also have the chance to experience Indigenous Peoples’ traditional gardening, trapping, cooking and crafting techniques first-hand.
Fall Fest and Crafts Fair
Fall Fun, Crafts, Music, Trail Walks, and Food. Great Family Activity!
11:00-4:00 pm CST
Celebrate Earth Day and Arbor Day at Friendship Gardens. You can explore the gardens, take a guided hike and enjoy simple children's crafts. Gardeners will conduct a training session on how to correctly plant trees and shrubs.
FREE fun event for the entire family!
Noon-4:00 pm CST
Come see the TALKING TREES at Friendship Gardens! Take a nature hike and find the talking trees on your adventure. If you find all the TALKING TREES, you will win a small prize!
Friendship Gardens will be open on Sunday, April 26th from Noon to 4pm to celebrate Earth Day – Arbor Day. Spring has finally arrived and your family can enjoy it at Friendship Gardens! Yes, even your dog on a leash is welcome! This is a FREE event.
Learn about the Trees of Indiana, find out new ways to help “Renew, Reuse and Recycle”. There will be free children’s crafts activities. Master Gardeners will be there to answer questions. Hot & cold drinks, food & snacks will be available at a nominal cost. Organic Vendors and Crafters will be on site as well.
Maple Sugar Camp
See how the Indians and early settlers made maple sugar! Taste the sap. Gardeners will lead guided trail walks.
FREE FUN EVENT FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY!!!
Noon-3:00 pm CST