Aqua Affair

Break out the friendship bracelets and hike up those tube socks! Great Lakes Aquarium’s annual fundraising event is going to camp! Join us for an adults-only, after-hours evening of recognizing and sampling regionally-crafted food and beverages. Adventure back to a simpler time and explore a festively decorated exhibit floor while discovering a SCUBA show, animal encounters, touchpool experiences, raffle prizes, and camp-themed crafts and activities!

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

Saturday, March 23, 2024

7:00 – 11:00 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.

Your ticket includes food & beverage sampling from local vendors (listed below), access to the exhibit floor, camp-themed activities and décor, SCUBA Show, animal encounters, touchpool experiences, access to our raffle, and more!


Raffle tickets are $20/ea and are available for purchase at the front desk of Great Lakes Aquarium prior to March 23rd or at the event on March 23rd. Great Lakes Aquarium is open from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. daily.

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!

List of 2024 Raffle Prizes

2024 raffle prizes include:

Need not be present to win! Must be 18+ years old to purchase raffle tickets.

Click the arrows below to view images of individual raffle prizes –

$1,000 Cash Prize

Fishing Charter
Duluth Gets Artsy
See & Do Locally
Refresh & Relax
Skol Sports

2024 Food & Beverage Vendors

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

11 Wells Spirits

Bent Paddle Brewing Co.

Black Woods Grill & Bar

BoomTown Brewery & Woodfire Grill

Castle Danger Brewing Co.

Duluth Cider

Earth Rider Brewery

Hoops Brewing Company

Love Creamery

MidCoast Catering Co.

Something Sweet by Maddie Lu

Superior Cannabis Co.

Ursa Minor Brewing

Vikre Distillery

Wild State Cider

2024 Entertainment & Activities

Once inside, enjoy complimentary entertainment & activities from the following local vendors:

Thank you to our sponsors!