Aqua Affair

Logo for the fourth annual Aqua Affair event

Aqua Affair is Great Lakes Aquarium’s annual fundraising gala. Experience the Aquarium in a whole new light with a festive evening of local food and drink among the animals.

Proceeds from Aqua Affair directly support animal care, educational programming, community outreach and exhibit design all year long.

Saturday, March 19, 2022

7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
at Great Lakes Aquarium

Aqua Affair is a 21+ event.

Event Tickets

Tickets to the event are $50/ea for Aquarium members and $55/ea for non-members.

Tickets available at the front desk until sold out.


Raffle tickets ($20/ticket) can be purchased at the Aquarium’s front desk from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. daily and on the night of the event. Raffle tickets are also available via mail upon request. To request raffle tickets, email

List of Raffle Prizes

2022 Raffle Prizes include:

Raffle Prize Photos

Need not be present to win! Want to support the Aquarium from the comfort of your own home? We’ll send raffle tickets to you! Email us at to request raffle tickets!


Live performance from Bill & Kate Isles

Food & Beverage Vendors

Once inside, enjoy complimentary samples from the following local vendors:

Bent Paddle Brewing Co.
Black Woods Grill & Bar
Duluth Cider
Duluth Kombucha
Earth Rider Brewery
Love Creamery
Ursa Minor Brewing
Vikre Distillery
White Winter Winery
Yes, Cheese

Sturgeon Art Gallery

Head up to our 2nd floor Discovery Center and immerse yourself in our Sturgeon Art Gallery, curated by Darren Houser & Ryuta Nakajima.