Como Friends Event Calendar

Fun Fundraisers & Supporter Special Access Events

At Como Friends we create fun and informative opportunities to support the Zoo and Conservatory year round.

April

KSTP Eyewitness News Phone-A-Thon

April 4th

Watch for special animal features throughout the day, and help the animals and plants at Como grow and thrive.

May

Special Access:  Sparky Show Dress Rehearsal

Saturday, May 20, 2017, 9:15 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Como Friends supporters are invited to enjoy a before-hours opportunity to preview Sparky’s summer 2017 show.

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June

2017 Horace Cleveland Society Annual Reception

Stay tuned for Date/time and event details!

July

Travelers Sunset Affair

July 20th, 2017, 5:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Travelers Sunset Affair is our summertime gala that brings civic leaders and community supporters together for an after-hours experience in support of Como Park Zoo and Conservatory.

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October

Como Friends’ ZooBoo at Como Zoo

October 21st, 22nd, 28th and 29th

For four nights in October, Como Zoo is transformed into a furry and fairy-tailed wonderland—a perfect fright-free destination for your tiniest trick-or-treaters.

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February 2018

Bouquets

February 22nd, 2018, 7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. (VIP reception 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Bouquets is Como Friends’ most spirited fundraiser of the year with delectable samplings of dozens of fine wines, local foods, and craft beers.

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  • Como Friends at 15

    The nonprofit fundraising force at Como celebrates a new milestone

  • Sparky at 60

    Minnesota’s favorite sea lion is still making a splash

  • Jewel of Como

    Celebrating a century at the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory

  • Orangutan Conservation

    Keeper Megan Elder preserves orangutans near and far