Bourbon and Bowties

May 22, 2019, Des Moines, IA
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

$30 Non-Zoo Member, $15 Zoo Member

Join JDRF - Greater Iowa Chapter and Blank Park Zoo for a fun evening of bourbon, bowties and good company. Your ticket includes liquor and beer tastings, after-hours access to the animals, live entertainment from the Rescue Dogs and networking while supporting two great causes.

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Show off your best bowtie for a chance to be entered into the Best Bowtie Contest! Complete the event scavenger hunt to be entered to win a Des Moines Craft Beer Package. Come early and receive an exclusive 12oz Bourbon & Bowties cup – limited quantity available. Food, beer, wine & cocktails will be available for purchase. Dress attire is casual – come as you are from the office! Bowties are encouraged but not required. Event is 21+.

JDRF is the leading global organization focused on type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. Driven by passionate, grassroots volunteers connected to children, adolescents, and adults with this disease, JDRF is now the largest charitable supporter of T1D research. The goal of JDRF research is to improve the lives of all people affected by T1D by accelerating progress on the most promising opportunities for curing, better treating, and preventing T1D. JDRF is one the most efficient non-profits in the country, allocating more than 80 percent of JDRF’s expenditures directly support research and research-related education.

Blank Park Zoo’s mission is to inspire an appreciation of the natural world through conservation, education, research and recreation. Blank Park Zoo provides education about the animal world, supports conservation of the animals and their habitats, and works to enhance the quality of recreation in and around our community. The Zoo continues to be one of the most popular family friendly destinations in Iowa.

Tickets are $30 for non-zoo members and $15 for zoo members.


Blank Park Zoo

7901 Southwest 9th Street
Des Moines, IA 50315

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515-802-3220 |

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