Join Como Friends in a frosty dome under the stars at the most spirited fundraiser for Como Park Zoo and Conservatory
February 27, 2020
7:00 PM – 9:30 PM (VIP RECEPTION STARTS AT 6:00 PM)
GREAT TASTE. GORGEOUS SETTING. AMAZING CAUSE.
This annual wine, beer and food-tasting event is the perfect destination for a mid-winter night. Sample more than 100 specially-selected wines, taste craft beer, savor delectable hors d’oeuvres and sweets from top Twin Cities’ restaurants, caterers and gourmands. Bid on fantastic silent auction items and enjoy the gorgeous Sunken Garden Winter Flower Show!
This ultimate tasting event has more than 100 specialty pours – all selected by wine expert Dave Kuennen of BrightWines.
Enjoy savory samplings from top Twin Cities restaurants, caterers and gourmands arrayed throughout the Visitor Center. Visit the Como Beer Garden for live music and plenty of hops from craft breweries.
Thursday, February 27, 2020
7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
VIP Experience starts at 6:00 p.m.
Bouquets tickets go on sale November 21
Buy in 2019 for the best prices to 2020’s most spirited event
Mark your calendar for November 21, when online tickets to Bouquets, Como Friends’ wine, beer and food fundraiser, go on sale. Buy yours before December 31 to enjoy the 2019 rates of $65 per ticket, with a $5 discount for Como Friends members. In 2020, individual ticket prices will increase to $75 to help benefit the plants and animals you love at Como Park Zoo and Conservatory.
Looking for something more exclusive? Limited tickets to the VIP Experience are available for $125 per person. Enjoy full beer and wine pours and select restaurant options while learning about Como’s plants, animals and programs from zookeepers, horticulturalists and educators! The VIP Experience is from 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. and then you are invited to enjoy the rest of Bouquets.
In addition to unique restaurant offerings and full pours of wine and beer—here are some of the great new changes!
- Moving the location to the second floor of the Visitor Center, with more room to roam, vistas of the stunning Marjorie McNeely Conservatory, and overlooks into Tropical Encounters
- Adding more up-close opportunities to learn about Como’s animals, plants and programs from our animal ambassadors, zookeepers, gardeners and educators
- Opening the Como Beer Garden in style with a special celebration just for the VIP Experience
- Shortening the time to an hour (6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.) so there is more time to explore all of Bouquets
Event details coming soon!