Ella’s Patio Parties

Ella’s Patio Parties

Our summer Patio Parties are back outside on Ella’s Patio – the museum’s pre-Covid hot spot for fun. Enjoy a cash bar along with delicious specialties from local caterers while listening to live music. Plus, this season’s parties welcomes special guests with unique perspectives on history, science and the arts in the Jackson community.

July 28
With a focus on history and ‘Making a Difference,’ July’s Patio Party guests can meet our guest honor, Jackson’s Mayor Daniel Mahoney, while listening to the sounds of Larry Sumner Jr. and enjoying tacos and nacho salad from Shorties Sweets, Treats & Eats catering. A cash bar is also available. This event has ended, but photos are coming soon!

August 25
Musical guest The Detroit Social Club along with Brightwalls’ Board Member, Clay McAndrews, will energize August’s Patio Party scene with ‘Creative Change in the Community.’ A cash bar will be available and Sylvia’s Catering says, “Come hungry to this artistic happy hour.”This event has ended, but photos are coming soon!

September 29

We can’t imagine a better way to close out Ella’s summer patio parties and welcome fall than with special guest Astrophysicist, Travis Marlow. Enjoy catering from Fazolis – mmmm: spaghetti –  along with a cocktail from the Patio’s cash bar. Relax to the musical stylings of Steve Berkemeier, and view the stars with our telescopes.
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Patio Parties are free for members and $10 per person for non-members. Kids 10 and under are free with family. Limited capacity – RSVP required. Register online or call us during business hours to RSVP. Don’t forget to bring your I.D. and membership card to the event.

Three cheers to Patricia and David Eggert, our 2022 Patio Parties sponsor! Thank you for helping us be #CommunityStrong