Tag Archives: Michiana

Tag Archives: Michiana

Tag Archives: Michiana

Tag Archives: Michiana

Tag Archives: Michiana

Tag Archives: Michiana

Tag Archives: Michiana

Tag Archives: Michiana

Tag Archives: Michiana

Tag Archives: Michiana

Thanksgiving Turkey Walk and Native American Heritage Celebration

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Come count the Turkeys for a special prize!! Experience Native American cooking techniques and learn how indigenous peoples of the region survived. Crafts for children.

Free admission.

Haunted Trails and Ghost Stories

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Take a walk on our spooky Trail and listen to Spooky Stories! Family Friendly "spooky."

 

Polish Fest

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Join us for a very popular day of festivities! Polish Food, Dancing, & Music... and learn about Polish Heritage. Tickets available day of the event.

Bacchus and Beer Fest -- All Day

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Join us for our annual Beer and Wine festival amidst stunning vistas and formal gardens. Sample a dazzling variety of craft beers from local breweries while rocking out to live music.

Join us on the evening of Saturday, August 19, at Friendship Botanic Gardens for a Bacchus and Beer Festival!

Sample from 15 of our area's favorite breweries and wineries.

Up 'N Smoke will be on site to serve up their famous barbecue. Live entertainment throughout the evening, featuring Matt Gabriel and John Vermilye.

Enjoy the beautiful views of the Gardens and Lake Lucerne while watching the stars come out. Sample, sip, set, and sway to the music while contributing to Friendship Botanic Gardens.

This is a 21 and over event. We will offer free craft soda and water to those who are DDs.
All proceeds go to Friendship Botanic Gardens

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Botanic Bug Safari

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On Sunday June 25th, Friendship Botanic Gardens will host a FREE afternoon of invertebrate adventures in the diverse natural habitats found throughout our 105 acre garden park.

Families can discover a hidden world of marvelous mini-beasts living all around us while viewing live creepy crawlies.

Bring your nets and magnifying glasses to learn about the crucial roles insects play in our lives through hands-on citizen science and free children’s craft activities.

For more information, contact  219 878 9885 or info@friendshipgardens.org.

Connect with Friendship Botanic Gardens online at facebook.com/friendshipgardensindiana

 

Nature Inspired Art Class #1 Youth 8-12

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Wed June 7th 10am-noon (registration deadline: June 2nd)
Air Dry Clay Pressed flowers and leaves
Students will take a walk on the trails and learn the names and characteristics of specific trees and flowers that grow in the gardens.  As they are learning they will collect different things from the forest floor to press into the clay.  After the objects are pressed they will be cut out and strung with string to a stick to create a beautiful wind chimes.
"Nature Inspired Art" Art Classes for children ages 8-12
 
Join Art Instructor Jessica DeCaro for a series of nature inspired arts & crafts classes that are geared towards children to help discover nature and creatively express their experience at Friendship Botanic Gardens in Michigan City, IN.  A Student may register for one class only, or as many as he or she likes.
 
Students will learn to combine nature with arts and crafts with this series of classes as a guide.  They will be taught about the history of Friendship Gardens and everything it has to offer through a walk on the trails before each class. Students will forage items they will use for the classes while learning about the trees, flowers, bugs, and birds that help to make these gardens so unique and beautiful and how each thing is important to this environment.  Their amazing finds will contribute to their imaginative art projects.
 
$20/class
 
Please wear closed toed shoes and dress appropriately for the weather. Please bring water bottle and bug spray as classes will be held in our outdoor educational pavilion. Students will meet at 9:50am our Entrance Cabin in our main parking lot and with a prompt pick up time of 12:05 at our entrance cabin. We provide all art supplies needed for projects.
 
Pre-Registration and payment is required the Friday prior to each class.  Payment may be made online on our website, or via check or cash at our Entrance Cabin.
 
Classes are limited to 15 students per class. Register Early!!!

Symphony Meadow Reserved All Day-Friendship Botanic Gardens Fundraising Gala

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An elegant evening to benefit the ongoing revitalization efforts underway at Friendship Botanic Gardens.

Friendship Botanic Gardens is in the midst of an incredible revival, and we’re kicking off the next phase of this remarkable journey with our 2nd Annual Garden Gala at FBG. Join us on June 3rd from 6-10 pm for a celebration of our rich legacy and a preview of the exciting future taking shape for the Gardens. Contact us at 219.878.9885 or info@friendshipgardens.org to RSVP or purchase your tickets below.

 

 

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"Egg-stravaganza" Easter Egg Hunt

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On Easter Sunday, April 16th, Friendship Botanic Gardens will host a FREE afternoon of egg- hunting adventures among 105 acres of nature trails and formal gardens. Kids ages 0 to 12 and their families are invited to walk the trails and explore the blooming gardens while searching for hundreds of eggs hidden throughout the grounds. The hunt starts promptly at 11am CDT and runs until 1pm (or until all eggs have been found.)-- rain or shine. Be sure to bring your own basket for this “Egg-stravaganza” of Easter fun.

Kids can also check out phase one of the ArcelorMittal Children’s Garden, a newly installed arena for interactive nature-based play experiences created thanks to the support of the ArcelorMittal corporation.

Friendship Botanic Gardens is located at 2055 East Highway 12, Michigan City, IN 46360. For more information contact us at 219 878 9885 or info@friendshipgardens.org.

Native American Celebration and Thanksgiving Day Turkey Walk

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FREE Admission

On November 26th, join us in the pristine natural beauty of Friendship Gardens as we host a free celebration of Thanksgiving and Native American Heritage Month. Kids will have the chance to embark on a scavenger hunt throughout the gardens and nature trails – find every hidden paper turkey and win a special Thanksgiving prize!

Then, join us in the Native American Heritage Garden and get a firsthand look at traditional Indigenous People’s cooking techniques as our garden educator prepares squirrel, bison tongue, and pumpkin stew over an open flame. Later, an Elder Fire-keeper will perform a blessing on our new “Spirit of the Woods" statue.

It all happens Thanksgiving Day from 10am to 4pm CDT, at Friendship Gardens.,  Pets on a leash are always welcome. For more information, contact us at 219 878-9885.

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Polish Fest

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Polish Fest returns to International Friendship Gardens! !! Last year there were over 1000 people in attendance.  The Polish / English Mass will be at 11:00 A.M.   The Festival goes from Noon-5:00pm.

E-Z Tones Polka Band will play from 1:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. and the Wesoły Lud Folk Dancers will perform at 2:00 P.M. and 3:30 P.M.  Polish food will be served throughout the afternoon by the Cavalier Inn from Hammond, Indiana and a Beer tent and Family tent will be available. Baker’s Dozen will be selling their Polish pastries. There will be several vendors present, including Robert Tylisz with his wood carving, Pieces of Pottery (Polish Pottery), and several other vendors.

 

$5 Entrance Fee

12 and under FREE

 

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