Discover Ames

Friendship Ark Tropical Sangria Escape

Don your favorite tropical attire and join us as we bask in an island inspired setting at the CPMI Event Center in Ames, enjoying a delicious spread of charcuterie and several beachy food options, signature sangria, wine and beer options, while listening to your favorite requests from Dueling Pianos. Round out your evening by scoring a one-of-a-kind dessert created by local artisans during our dessert auction, pick up an auction item or two, participate in gala games (new this year) and dance the night away. All this while helping us to continue our mission of supporting adults living with intellectual and developmental disabilities in our community. This is Ames’ new “can’t miss” event! Be sure to register early. Cabanas and tickets sold out fast last year.

A casual social hour and buffet-style dinner will start at 4:30 p.m., followed by a short welcome and dessert auction at 6 p.m. Entertainment by Dueling Pianos, live auction and program will be taking place from 6:30-9:15 p.m.

Learn more about our fantastic entertainment for the evening at:

Remember to bring cash for tips to make sure your request will be played. Dueling Pianos will split all tips from the event 50/50 with Friendship Ark.

Take advantage of our exclusive private seating option by reserving a Cabana for your group of up to eight. This upgrade includes a personal charcuterie board for your table, two drink tickets per person, and provides the option to have your company name and logo or a fun name for your group displayed at the cabana entrance. Make the evening memorable for a group of friends or treat employees or business partners to a fun evening out.

Our silent auction will go live on Sunday, April 14 at noon.

Event sponsored by: REG and music provided by the Discover Ames Community Grant.


Apr 20 2024


4:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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