Taste & Toast

Annual garden with tents and attendees in the background
Photo by Todd Mulvihill

Join us on July 26 for the highlight of the summer!

Taste & Toast is an after-hours celebration of fresh, local cuisine, regional wine and beer. Live music sets the stage for tastings from local and regional chefs, restaurants and farmers, as well as samplings from Minnesota wineries, breweries and the Arboretum’s own Horticultural Research Center.

Taste & Toast, scheduled for Wednesday, July 26 from 6-9 p.m. is the biggest party of the summer, set in the stunning gardens of the Arboretum.

Green and black taste & toast logo

Presented by the K.A.H.R. Foundation

White tents encircling a fountain at Taste & Toast
Clear arb wine glasses in a holder
Vendor and attendee interacting

Event Details


Patron level: $195 
Enter at 6 p.m. to get the first tastes from all restaurants, wineries, breweries and cideries, plus a Patron swag bag and an Arb-branded wine glass.

General admission: $120
Enter at 7 p.m. to get access to samples from all restaurants, wineries, breweries and cideries, as well as an Arb-branded wine glass.

Tickets will be available for Arboretum donors on May 4, members on May 8 and non-members on May 10. 

What to Expect

Taste & Toast will feature an amazing lineup of 45 outstanding local and outstate restaurants, wineries, breweries and food trucks. Guests will enjoy a magical evening in the Arboretum’s gardens at peak bloom, along with live music from Salsa Del Soul in the Elizabeth Carr Slade Perennial Garden and the The Barn Cats in the Sensory Garden.


  • 21+ event — No children are allowed, including those in strollers or carried in Baby Bjorns.
  • All ticket sales are final. 
  • No reselling of tickets.