First annual “Soirée” to be held at Friendship Botanic Gardens

First annual “Soirée” to be held at Friendship Botanic Gardens

Excitement builds as the Downtown District Merchants of Michigan City prepare for “The Soirée,” the most extravagant, one-of-a-kind party of the season to be held on July 13. This inaugural event will be held at the beautiful new Celebration Pavilion of Friendship Botanic Gardens. 

 “The Soirée, an evening on the Runway and After Party”, will be the place to see and be seen in Michigan City, and will be an event that is talked about for months to come. Expect the unexpected in this eclectic runway happening and “After Party,” as this is a marvelous excuse to dress up, sparkle, laugh, and celebrate with friends old and new.

Stunning models will showcase elegant fashion, Retro and Avant-garde creations, as well as wearable art all crafted by local merchants. 

The evening will begin with the sunset at 7:00 p.m. (CST). Farm fresh Hors d’oeuvres crafted by Fiddlehead, plus wine and beer selections, will be served.

The exciting runway event will begin at 8:00 p.m. (CST). Marvel as delightfully elegant and surprisingly creative creations fill the stage. Watch exuberant models as they bounce, flounce, and wiggle past in an eye-popping array of colorful, sartorial splendor. Pirates, mermaids, and outlandish creations will share the stage with elegant gowns and vintage attire as the evening showcases the many sides of Michigan City’s Uptown Arts District. 

The “After Party” will begin at 9:00 p.m. (CST) as the applause and chuckles, oohs and aahs, subside from the runway event. The ever outrageous and flamboyant Wilma from “Welcome to the Other Side” will act as host until the event winds down at 11:00 p.m.. There will be dancing and conversation under the stars in our own beautiful, botanic garden.

Join in as a community with friends and family for this evening of fashion, food, and music. Enjoy all the fun and diverse offerings that the Michigan City’s Uptown Arts District has to offer.

Tickets for this one-of-a-kind community event are $35.00 and are available at Hoity-Toity, The Salon at 10th and Pine, and Patina. You can also find tickets online at Eventbrite. A percentage of the profits will be given to support Stepping Stone Shelter for Women, Inc. in Michigan City.

Join us for the celebration and support our creative local merchants, as well as the Stepping Stone Shelter; Be there or be square.

Participating Merchants: 

  • The Salon at 10thand Pine
  • Natural Magick at Salon Cilla
  • The Nest
  • Paris House of Bridal
  • Hoity-Toity
  • The Closet by Franklin Vintage
  • Chef Bizzaro Millinery
  • Beach Bum Jewels
  • Art & Science Works
  • Patina Vintage Goods
  • Lakefront Salon & Spa
  • Timothy Jeffry Salon
  • Darling
  • Always Boutique