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.
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 $5
- Children ages 12 months and under are FREE
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.
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
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.
Connect with Friendship Botanic Gardens online at facebook.com/friendshipgardensindiana
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 email@example.com to RSVP or purchase your tickets below.
|Individual Ticket - Gala 2017||$100|
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Native American Celebration and Thanksgiving Day Turkey Walk
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