From summer galas to family fundraisers, Como Friends’ special events bring the community together

January 2019

Special Access: Winter Carnival Orchid Show

Supporter Special Access Event

Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019, 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

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February 2019

Bouquets: Wine, Beer and Food Fundraiser

Como’s most spirited event!

February 27th, 2020, 7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. (VIP reception 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.)

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May 2019

Special Access: Fab Felines: Como’s Large Cat Building

Supporter Special Access Event

Saturday, May  18, 2019, 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

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June  2019

KSTP-TV Eyewitness News Phone-a-Thon

Como Friends’ 15th annual televised benefit for Como Park Zoo and Conservatory.

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July 2019

Sunset Affair

July 16th, 2020, 5:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

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September 2019

Special Access: Japanese Garden

Saturday, September 7, 2019 9:00 am to 10:00 am

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Coming Soon

New Event Coming Soon

Watch for our new event.

November 2019

Special Access: Holiday Shopping & Flower Show

Tuesday, December 10, 2019, 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

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