Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden’s Bug Ball


On Friday, Sept. 26, Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens, located in Belmont, plans to wow more than 300 guests at the annual Bug Ball. The fundraiser event invites both old and young to dress the part by wearing their favorite bug costumes. The night is created for families, so plan to let the kids loose for activities, including a caterpillar-crazed inflatable. Take fun photos inside the insect photo booth, and create nature-inspired bug frames and fly-swatter art. Charlotte Youth Ballet performs throughout the night as well.

A silent auction gives an opportunity for parents to silently bid packages perfect for family outings with all proceeds going to support the gardens school programs.

Children and families of all ages are encouraged to attend the event that begins at 5:30 p.m. Though registration is required, the deadline to get tickets is the Sept. 19. Ticket costs vary based on the fundraiser package you choose, starting with the Caterpillar package at $10 for ages 3 and under, up to the Venus Flytrap package priced at $75.

Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens offers programs throughout the year for school groups and families, including instructor-led programs or self- guided tours with a variety of topics in gardening, plant science, nature and outdoors. Call 704-825-1252 or find information at dsbg.org.

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