Friendship Botanic Gardens hosts a variety of events throughout the year, from the popular Maple Sugar Time, Bug Safari, Butterfly Bonanza, Native American Fest, Lyric Opera in the Gardens, Turkey Walk, Easter Egg Hunt and Haunted Trails Halloween event, to large festivals and others! Please visit our Venues page if you would like more information on location options for your special event. Dogs on a leash are always welcome.
Contact us at 219-878-9885 for more information or to discuss hosting your special event!
Native American Celebration and Thanksgiving Day Turkey Walk - Thursday, November 28th 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. CST
Join Friendship Botanic Gardens as we host a free celebration of Thanksgiving and Native American Heritage Month! Kids will have the chance to embark on a turkey scavenger hunt throughout the gardens and nature trails – find every hidden paper turkey and win a special Thanksgiving prize! Then, enjoy the Native American Heritage Garden and get a first-hand look at Indigenous Peoples’ cooking techniques as the garden educator demonstrates the cooking of traditional pumpkin stew over an open flame. FREE ADMISSION!