Date: Saturday, June 16, 2018

Time: 6:00pm (CDT)

Location: Stardust Grand Ballroom at Blue Chip Casino

Attire: Black Tie Optional


It is time for Friendship Botanic Gardens' 3rd Annual Fundraising Event! The Moonlight in the Gardens Ball is sure to be the event of the summer. Friendship Gardens is in the midst of an incredible revival, and we’re kicking off the next phase of this remarkable journey with our 3rd Annual Spring Garden Ball. Join us on June 16th from 6-10 pm CDT at Blue Chip Casino for a celebration of our rich legacy and a preview of the exciting future taking shape for the Gardens. Help us kick off our 2018 season with an elegant evening featuring a formal dinner, appetizers, drinks, paddle and live auctions.

The 2017 Event at Friendship Botanic Gardens.

Friendship Botanic Gardens holds a very special place in the hearts of every member on our Board of Directors, and we’re committed to making sure every person in our region comes to appreciate the awe-inspiring potential that the Gardens hold -- but we can’t do it alone. We need dedicated stakeholders in the future of our community to help the Gardens grow! Join us to become a part of the incredible Friendship Botanic Gardens' comeback story.

The Ball will have entertainment from start to finish. Some of the highlights include a live orchestra, silent and live auctions, and guest speaker Mayor Ron Meer of Michigan City.

Tickets are $100 and there will be a cash bar. Opportunities to become a sponsor or an underwriter for the event are available below. Use the Donate Button for these options.

$2,500 Underwriters:

  • Table for 8 people at the event
  • Repeated recognition on our front entrance LED sign on Highway 12 for 30 days prior to the Ball
  • Recognition in our event program as an underwriter
  • Acknowledgement in various Friendship Gardens marketing materials

$1,200 Sponsors:

  • Table for 8 people at the event
  • Recognition in our event program as a sponsor
  • Acknowledgement in various Friendship Gardens marketing materials

We are also seeking donations for silent and live auction items. If you or your organization are interested in donating an item, service or funding for the Ball please send a message to YOUR HELP IS GREATLY APPRECIATED!

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A special thank you to the following underwriters for their support of the Moonlight in the Gardens Ball: