Botanica’s signature event is set for this month after taking a year off when nearly every major event was essentially canceled in 2020. Their fundraiser Blooms, Brews and Bloody Marys returns on June 24.

The event which takes place at Botanica at 701 Amidon promises to be better than ever.

Ticket holders can spend an evening at Botanica, stroll through the gardens, sample small bites from many local restaurants, enjoy craft beers from local breweries, and of course vote for your favorite local bars and bartenders in the competition for Best Bloody Mary in Wichita. A new addition for this year is the live performances. Six live bands will play throughout the night.

If you’re curious who all will be attending, here’s a list of what to expect:

Competitors for Bloody Marys:
The Anchor
The Belmont
Emerson Biggins
Whiskey Dick’s
Rusty Nail
Jumbos Beef & Brew
Mort’s Martini & Cigar Bar
Chicken N Pickle
Larkspur
Little Busters
District Taqueria

Breweries:
Central Standard Brewing
River City Brewing
Wichita Brewing Company
Norton’s Brewing Company
Free State Brewing Company
Manhattan Brewing
Walnut River Brewing

Food Available From:
George’s French Bistro
Blue Moon Catering
WOW cakes
Fried Pies
Molino’s
Knolla’s Pizza
Carlos O’Kelly’s
HomeGrown Wichita
Peace, Love & Pie
Headz & Tailz

Live Music By:
Rudy Love Jr. and Band
Keo and Them
The Steinburg’s
Pretend Friend
Patz
Christian Alldredge

I’m a huge fan of Bloody Marys and have attended this event multiple times in the past. It’s a really fun way to enjoy Botanica, especially when the weather cooperates. My body is ready to take on all the food, drinks and creative bloody marys to vote on.

The event kicks off at 6:30 p.m. on June 24.

But the event — during which a long list of local bars competes to serve attendees the best Bloody Mary — is returning for 2021. It’s scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on June 24, and tickets are on sale now. They are $50 for members or $60 for non-members.

You can purchase your tickets online here.


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