Boundary Waters Gala 


Join Save the Boundary Waters for our annual Boundary Waters Gala with a new spring date.

Tickets are sold out for this incredible night out for the Wilderness, featuring Minnesota's own Olympic Gold Medalist and World Champion cross-country skier Jessie Diggins as the keynote speaker. Jessie is passionate about protecting the Boundary Waters for future generations.

Jessie Diggins

Get ready for an unforgettable evening filled with inspiring remarks from Save the Boundary Waters leaders and the chance to meet and get your photo with Jessie Diggins.

The evening will also include live music, dinner & drinks, a silent and live auction, and more as we raise critical funds to help fight for permanent protection of the Boundary Waters.

"I am excited to announce that I am going to be the keynote speaker at the Save the Boundary Waters gala on May 2. The Boundary Waters is this incredible wilderness area. This was a really special place for me and my family - and it still is. Let’s protect the places we love."

Jessie Diggins
Bureau of Land Management Director Tracy Stone-Manning

Hear from guest speaker Tracy Stone-Manning, Bureau of Land Management Director.

Stone-Manning has spent her career devoted to public service and conservation, bringing people together to solve the biggest challenges facing our lands and waters. She is the 19th Director of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), an agency within the U.S. Department of the Interior. Stone-Manning played a crucial role in the 20-year mineral withdrawal issued on January 26, 2023, which banned mining on 225,504 acres in the Boundary Waters watershed. 

Save the Boundary Waters Gala

Thursday, May 2

Nicollet Island Pavilion
40 Power Street, Minneapolis, MN


Celebrate the Boundary Waters

Celebrate the Boundary Waters

5:00 p.m. VIP Reception featuring an exclusive Q&A with Jessie Diggins

6:00 p.m. General Reception with live music, silent auction, and passed hors d’oeuvres

7:15 p.m. Dinner, program, and live auction

Dress code: Northwoods Festive (Cocktail Attire).

Valet parking included.

Dinner options:

  • Herb-roasted wingtip chicken with garlic herb sauce served with seasoned rice pilaf and honey-glazed baby carrots (gluten-free and dairy-free)
  • Korean BBQ salmon char-grilled, glazed, and roasted with fresh lemon slices served with seasoned rice pilaf and stir fry vegetables (dairy-free)
  • Eggplant stacker zucchini, yellow squash, eggplant, and vegan cheese layered with pomodoro sauce (gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan)

After the program, North Mallow will be serving s’mores for dessert on the patio.

Tickets are sold out. 


If you have any questions or have an accessibility or disability-related request to make the evening more enjoyable, please contact Kelsey Polcher at


We’re still welcoming sponsors! Join the 2024 Boundary Waters Gala as an event sponsor and demonstrate your business’s support for our important and critical work. Learn more or become a sponsor.



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