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Cocktails at the Conservatory – Boardwalk Bash

Cocktails at the Conservatory is headed to the boardwalk! We’re throwing a beach boardwalk party and cracking open some beer and seltzers. Tickets are available now and will be sold at the door the night of the event. 

Crush offerings from local breweries as you enjoy water-themed activities and beach food and treats.

Cocktails at the Conservatory events are 5:30-9:30pm and strictly 21+. IDs will be checked at the door. Advance reservations are recommended for all guests, including all member levels and Monarchs. Tickets will also be sold at the door.

What To Expect

Frequently Asked Questions

What To Expect

An event map and passport will serve as your guides to the event! Pick them up when you check in at the Visitor Center.

Drinks Sample beers and seltzers from local breweries and purchase additional drinks from cash bars:

Bacardi: Rum Punch Cocktail
Seventh Son: Kitty Paw Orange Cream
Wolf's Ridge: Beach Blender
614 Lager: 614 Lager
DOPE Cider: Pineapple Cider
BrewDog: Punk IPA
Eat No beach day is complete without snacks:

-Conservatory Garden Café
-Dirty Frank's
-The Cheesy Truck
-Tortilla Street Food
Trivia Have some fun with pop culture trivia, OpinioNation style! Hour-long games are hosted by Allyson Carr at 6pm, 7pm and 8pm. Prizes will be given to the winning teams.
Music & Performances We'll bring the speaker and blast some tunes:

Night Music DJ: Playing summer tunes all night long!
Ace Cunnings: Roaming Illusionist
Entertainment -Lawn games
-Mechanical Surf Ride
-Carnival Games
-Ball Pit Dunk Tank
Aquatic Wetlands in Ohio Join our Education team to learn more about our aquatic wetlands and featuring habitats right here in Ohio!
Topiary Demonstration Join our Horticulture team as they demonstrate the process of making a topiary and materials used to make these amazing creatures!
Explore The entire Conservatory is open for you to explore after hours. Spend time with friends, enjoy the scenery, take pictures and more:

-Dip your toes in the Sandstone Creek
-View the gardens and plant collections, including the aquatic plants collection and bog gardens
-Add the topiaries of Garden Safari to your itinerary or make a stop at the Paul Busse Garden Railway
-Appreciate the art of Light Raiment II, the Chihuly Collection and photographer Steve Harrison
-Shop for a houseplant or gift at Botanica Gift Shop & Greenhouse
-Support our non-profit mission by making a gift on your way out
Prizes There are a few opportunities to make this a truly winning experience:

-Complete and turn in your event passport to be entered into a raffle for a prize package from one of the event vendors
-Participate in the post-event survey to be entered to win two admission tickets

Sponsors & Community Support

Supporting Sponsor

Cardinal Health

Community Support

$5 of every ticket sold to Cocktails at the Conservatory is donated to support the Conservatory’s non-profit mission. By attending, guests help fund programs that educate children, ensure community access to nature and spread gardens throughout the city. To see the results of your impact, subscribe to Conservatory Cultivators, a quarterly blog that shares happy stories of impact.


Frequently Asked Questions


Wheelchairs and motorized scooters are available for free on a first-come-first-served basis. 

Designated parking spaces are available near the Main Entrance. Guests can be dropped off a short distance from the Main Entrance if necessary.

Service Animals are the only animals permitted at the Conservatory.

Please contact us with any specific accessibility concerns.

Are these events 21+?

Yes, these are cocktail party-style events where alcohol will be served. IDs required. These events are a special opportunity for adults to enjoy the Conservatory with their peers

Do I need to reserve tickets?

Advance reservations are recommended but tickets will also be sold at the door the night of the event.

Tickets are $30 for the public and $25 for Conservatory members (join now!).

Are refunds available?

No, tickets are final sale and non-refundable. This includes refunds for the weather as the events can be moved inside.

Please contact us with any issues.

Are these events weather dependent?

No, the entire indoor Conservatory is open during the events so they will not be canceled due to weather. Activities and vendors will be moved to rain locations if need be.

Refunds are not available due to weather.

What’s included in a reservation?

Access to the Conservatory’s indoor and outdoor experiences and current exhibitions. The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation Children’s Garden will close at dark.

Reservations also include alcohol samples from each alcohol vendor. Additional drinks can only be purchased from the designated cash bars. Food may be purchased from the Conservatory dining and food trucks.

The entertainment is included with the cost of a ticket and does not require additional reservations.

$5 of every ticket is donated to the Conservatory’s non-profit mission, supporting outreach, access, and education programs. Visitors make a difference just by visiting and can see the results of their impact by subscribing to the Conservatory Cultivators.

Is there a dress code?

There is no formal dress code for this event. It is a cocktail party, and guests are encouraged to wear fun outfits, especially if they match the theme of the event.

Be sure to keep the weather in mind!

Are outside food or beverages permitted?

No, outside food and beverages will not be permitted. We kindly ask that you support the cash bar and local vendors.

Is there parking available?

Yes, the Conservatory has a free parking lot for guests located off of East Broad Street. Guests can also be dropped off or picked up in front of the Main Entrance. Please see our map.

If necessary, additional parking is available at the Franklin Park Adventure Center.