Friends of the Boundary Waters’ Northwoods Gala

Minneapolis Event Centers, St. Anthony Main

October 19, 2024, 5pm
Minneapolis Event Centers
212 2nd St. SE,
Minneapolis, MN

Join us October 19, 2024 at 5pm for an evening of giving back to the wilderness we love with a live auction, a silent auction, and a thrilling raffle. With each bid and donation, you are helping to preserve the beauty of the Boundary Waters for generations to come. Don’t miss this opportunity to make a difference while enjoying a magical evening of fun and philanthropy.

Friends of the Boundary Waters’  Northwoods Gala brings together a community of advocates, explorers and wilderness lovers for an evening of celebration to support Friends’ mission to protect the Boundary Waters and connect people of all backgrounds to the wilderness.

Funds raised at the Northwoods Gala go to support Friends’ diverse advocacy efforts to protect the Boundary Waters. From mobilizing communities to protect clean water, to sending underserved kids on life-changing canoe experiences in the Boundary Waters, these efforts help realize a future where all people can experience the magic of the wilderness and support its protection.


Individual Ticket – $150

Couples Ticket – $300 (2 Tickets)

Table Host – $1500 (10 Tickets)

Frequently Asked Questions

What should I wear?

We like to say that our dress code is something like “Northwoods meets cocktail hour”. And while our event will be indoors with a seated meal, we want you to be comfortable, so wear what will make for an enjoyable evening!

What can I expect at the Event?

5pm – 7pm: Registration, silent auction, hors d’oeuvres and drinks

7pm – 9pm: Silent auction close, dinner & program with Conservation Award presentation, live auction, and fund-a-need

9pm – 10pm: Event concludes – check out and post-dinner cocktails

What are the meal options?

Statler Chicken (Roasted Wingtip/Bone in Chicken Breast (GF, NF), Mushroom Marsala (GF,DF,NF), Served with Boursin mashed potatoes and baby carrots

Braised Short Ribs (GF, NF) with red wine demi-glaze and horseradish cream, served with Broccolini 

Grilled Portobello, served with harvest grains, red, black and white quinoa, brown rice and Mediterranean relish (Vv, GF, DF, NF, SF)

What if I have other dietary restrictions or need accommodations?

Please add a note when purchasing your ticket or email romisha@friends-bwca.org.

Where do I park?

You can find our event at the Minneapolis Event Centers

October 19, 2024
Minneapolis Event Centers
212 2nd St. SE,
Minneapolis, MN

A parking ramp is kitty corner from the venue. We will have volunteers to help guests make their way to our Northwoods Gala.

About Friends of the Boundary Waters

Our mission is to protect the Boundary Waters and to connect people of all backgrounds to the wilderness, so that this and future generations benefit from this special place.

We envision a permanently protected Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and Quetico ecosystem, where all people can experience the magic of the wilderness and support its protection.