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

January 2020

Special Access: Winter Carnival Orchid Show

Supporter Special Access Event

Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020, 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

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February 2020

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. – 7:00 p.m.)

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May 2020

Special Access: Animals of the African Savanna

This event has been canceled

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KSTP-TV Eyewitness News Phone-a-Thon

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

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July 2020

VIRTUAL Sunset Affair

July 16th, 2020, 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

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September 2020 (TBD)

Special Access: TBD


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November 2020

Give to the Max Day

Thursday, November 19, 2020, All Day

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December 2020

Special Access: Holiday Shopping and Flower Show

December 2020 (date to be determined)

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