Join us for the Parties for the Parkway 2021 Virtual Kickoff Event!
Mark your calendar for the Parties for the Parkway 2021 Virtual Kickoff Event on Thursday, March 11, 2021, from 6:30 to 7:30 pm, via Zoom. Tickets will be available to purchase online starting in February 2021.
TICKETS AVAILABLE ONLINE FEBRUARY 2, 2021 AT 9:00 AM
For the River Parkway Trust’s 29th Parties for the Parkway Kickoff, we are joining you at home! That’s right; we are going virtual! You will still be among the first to make reservations for the fabulous selection of 2021 Parties for the Parkway. We will provide a take-home dinner prepared by our exceptional caterers at Love & Garlic. You won’t want to miss out on a chance to bid on artwork by gifted Valley artists featured in the Parties book and our online auction site. Sign up early for Kickoff starting at 9:00 am on February 2nd to get your priority number so you can reserve your spaces for the 2021 Parties for the Parkway season. After the Kickoff Party, you can make Party reservations online or by phone.
HOW IS A VIRTUAL KICKOFF PARTY GOING TO WORK?
Due to the ongoing pandemic, the River Parkway Trust is transitioning to a virtual Kickoff Party for the Parkway. Our 2021 Parties season will still take place - we've modified the events to focus on activities with smaller group sizes that can take place outdoors. The Kickoff is also modified to include a full dinner and an optional bottle of wine instead of the usual assortment of hors d'oeuvres. We hope that next year we will be able to gather again and showcase the many wonderful food and wine vendors that have supported us in the past. Read on for details about the 2021 virtual Kickoff Event.
Once you have purchased your Kickoff tickets, you will be assigned a priority number to designate your place in line when purchasing other parties. The sooner you get your tickets, the better your spot in line will be!
Party-goers will still be receiving their priority numbers through email. On Wednesday, March 10th, a River Parkway Trust volunteer or staff member will call each Kickoff participant in order of priority number and help you purchase your tickets over the phone.
This year Love & Garlic will be catering the Kickoff Party. When purchasing your Kickoff ticket, you will be able to select your dinner preference. On Thursday, March 11th ,from 4 pm - 5:30 pm, party-goers will be able to stay in their vehicles to pick up their meals at the River Center.
ONLINE ART & SILENT AUCTION
All artwork and auction items will be available online. The auction site will go live at 9 am on Tuesday, February 2nd, and close at 1 pm on Thursday, March 11. During that time, you will be able to bid on any items and receive email updates about your bids. Upon picking up your dinner on March 11 at the River Center, you will also receive any items that you have won in the auction.
After you return home with your meal, we invite you to join our virtual Kickoff via Zoom. We will have music performed by a local band and updates on the River Parkway Trust. The Zoom link will be sent to you by email with your priority number the week before.
VIRTUAL KICKOFF PARTY SCHEDULE
Tuesday, February 2nd
9:00 AM- Kickoff tickets go on sale. Online Art and Silent Auction Opens
Wednesday, March 10th
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM – Calling priority numbers 1- 85
6:30 PM – 7:30 PM - Calling priority numbers 86 - 170
7:30 PM – 8:30 PM - Calling priority numbers 171 - 255
Thursday, March 11th
1 PM - Art and Silent Auction Closes
4 PM – 5:30 PM – Dinner/Auction Pick-up
6:30 PM – 7:30 PM – Virtual Kickoff
A huge THANK YOU to our 2021 season sponsors!