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Fridays Alfresco

Friday Nights in August and September
Aug. 7, 14, 21, 28, September 4, 11, 18, 25
5-9 p.m.

Escape to a garden paradise on Friday nights in August and September. Bring your friends or bring a date! Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden has more than 50 acres of fresh air, fragrant blooms and cool evening breezes—perfect for a special Friday night out. Exciting new dining options coming soon, please check back for updates and details! Beer, wine and non-alcoholic drinks will also be available.

Tickets for Fridays Alfresco are online only (no walk-ups), limited and have a timed arrival. The event is rain or shine; no refunds.


Order food online to eat in the Garden or select items from Grab & Go.



While anyone can enjoy the extended hours on Friday night, Fridays Alfresco is designed to be a relaxing evening for couples or friends to spend time together while socially distanced from others in the Garden. There are some small rental events in the Garden on several evenings, so not all Garden areas will be available to guests every Friday night.

We make it easy: purchase your ticket online at lewisginter.org and order your food and drinks online. Upon arrival, pick up your boxed dinner. Blankets are provided, or you can bring your own or lawn chairs. Food is not allowed to be brought into the Garden.

Find your very own special spot in the Garden, dine alfresco, and share a bottle of wine while you watch the sun set and fireflies glow.

Included in Fridays Alfresco admission is the brand-new, nationally traveling exhibit M&T Bank: Wind, Waves and Light, featuring large-scale, stainless steel kinetic sculptures that move and change with the wind.

Exciting new dining options coming soon, please check back for updates and details!

Admission is $14 adults; $11 senior citizens (65+); $8 children age 3-12; free for children under 3.

There is a member admission for this new event: $7 adults and $5 youth. (Become a member now to get the member rate).
Fridays Alfresco

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