Craft beer connoisseurs, food truck fans and avian aficionados are invited to the inaugural Brews for the Birds fundraiser at the Everglades Wonder Gardens.
Saturday, Sept. 23, from 5 to 9 p.m., the Everglades Wonder Gardens will be transformed into the “Everglades Beer Gardens” with twinkling lights, unlimited craft beer tastings while supplies last, and folk and jazz music from the popular Naples-based band The Woodwork and Raymond Charles. Photo ops with the Wonder Gardens’ friendly and colorful birds are encouraged, including the peacock, Picasso, the peahen, Penelope, a flamboyance of flamingos, and more.
Bone Hook Brewing Co., Bury Me Brewing, Fort Myers Brewing, Momentum Brewhouse, Naples Beach Brewery, Point Ybel Brewing Company, Riptide Brewing Company and Scotty’s Bierwerks will be bringing their signature brews. Food trucks will be onsite for the event, including El Local Mexican Street Food, JewBan’s Deli Dale and Sweet Cheesus. Visit Brews for the Birds on Facebook for updates as additional food trucks join the event.
All event proceeds from ticket sales, as well as 10 percent of food truck sales, will support the enhancement of the Wonder Gardens birds’ living environment. General admission tickets are $25, and tickets at the door, if still available, will be $30. To purchase a ticket online, visit www.evergladeswondergardens.com/event/1686.
The event’s Growler sponsor is Greg Orick Marine Construction. Additional sponsorships are still available. For information about event sponsorships, which include tickets and logo opportunities on signage and marketing materials, contact Committee Chair Sabra Smith at 239-449-1524 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
An 80-year-old cultural icon and designated historic resource of the City of Bonita Springs, the Everglades Wonder Gardens is a community centerpiece that has provided generations of Floridians and visitors the opportunity to experience rare and exotic plants and wildlife.
The environmental, educational and historical attraction is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Throughout 3.5 acres of botanical gardens, there are more than 2,100 unusual trees and plants and 245 rescued birds and reptiles for visitors to enjoy.
In 2014, Bonita Wonder Gardens, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization formed to purchase and operate the Everglades Wonder Gardens. While preserving the iconic attraction, the nonprofit organization is in the process of restoring wildlife enclosures, nurturing the botanical beauty of the property, adding education programs and further enhancing this Bonita Springs jewel.
For more information, visit www.evergladeswondergardens.com.
Everglades Wonder Gardens
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