Nautical Night

World Class-Thanks to you!

For two seasons, the community has turned out to generously support the museum and our mission at the Nautical Night Fundraiser. Thank you!

We are delighted to invite you to our third annual Nautical Night. Enjoy appetizers, an open bar, a delicious plated dinner, and first-class entertainment from 4 to the Bar Cabaret. After dinner, there will be a live auction of sensational packages, followed by dessert bites and dancing under the stars.

We hope to see you in the beautiful Legacy Gardens!


Thursday, July 18, 2024 | 6-9 pm


Legacy of the Lakes Museum & Gardens

205 3rd Ave W | Alexandria, Minnesota



Check out the links to our fabulous silent auction and Fund-a-Mission!





Almond Mousse Watermelon Forks

Goat Cheese & Onion Filo Cup

Smoked Salmon Mousse Crostini


Your choice of the following entrée options:

Beef Tenderloin

Mushroom Stuffed Ravioli (Vegetarian)

Spinach Artichoke Chicken

Served with vegetable side and potato medley

Attire-Nautical Chic

Nautical chic pays homage to fashions inspired by maritime history. Think red, white, blue, and navy, along with stripes and nautical motifs. Last year’s Nautical Night also saw a wide variety of resort and tropical wear. Blazers are not required. The most important thing is for you to feel good and be comfortable. Please check the weather ahead of time as the event is held outdoors.

Live Auction Preview

Click here for a preview of our live auction packages.

Golden Ticket

The Golden Ticket is your chance to win one of our amazing packages before the bidding starts. During the cocktail hour, purchase Golden Tickets for just $100/ea. Prior to the live auction, a winning ticket will be drawn and the lucky ticket owner can select from among the live auction packages*.

*Some exclusions apply

Silent Auction

Can’t make the main event but still want to show your support? Check out our silent auction items!

The silent auction will go live July 11, 2024 at 8:00 am and conclude on July 18, 2024 at 7:30 pm.


Even if you cannot attend the event, you can still support the museum’s mission by donating to our Fund-a-Mission campaign between July 11, 2024 and July 18, 2024. Every little bit helps. Learn more by visiting here!


Have more questions about the event? Visit our FAQ page for more information!