ArbFest: Summer Party
A benefit for Washington Park Arboretum
Every second summer, the Foundation hosts ArbFest, a wonderful outdoor fundraiser at the spectacular Washington Park Arboretum. Guests enjoy signature cocktails, food stations, lawn games, and unique live performances. It’s a fabulous event for Arboretum lovers of all ages!
Highlights From Our 2017 Party
More than 170 guests attended our second annual ArbFest summer party on July 20, 2017. It was a lovely, warm evening at the Arboretum—perfect for gathering, eating, and frolicking out of doors. The party was inspired by Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and guests enjoyed a Renaissance-style feast, specialty drinks, lawn games, and minstrel music, as well as songs and scenes from the play.
We raised over $25,000 for the Arboretum in ticket sales and sponsorship. Towards the end of the evening, our special guest speaker, ACT’s Kurt Beattie, asked partygoers to make an additional gift in support of our programs, and they obliged with donations totaling $1800.
The grilled meats and other delicacies by St. Clouds were delicious, the rum-and-ginger cocktail created by Batch 206 Distillery was sublime, and the mini performance of the Bard’s immortal comedy by GreenStage brought down the house.
Volunteering at ArbFest
Our summer party wouldn’t be possible without the help of our valued and hard-working volunteers! If you’re interested in helping out, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 206-325-4510.
We thank our generous partners and contributors, whose incredible support make ArbFest possible. To inquire about partnership opportunities, please email our Events Manager Tess Forte or call her at 206-325-4510.