Benefit Events

A Peek at Warner Parks’ Annual Fundraising Events

Annual Events to Support the Parks and Our Community

From casual, family-friendly affairs to formal gatherings for our most generous donors and supporters, Friends of Warner Parks has a tradition of extra-special benefit events that provide exciting opportunities for the Nashville community and fuel much-needed funding to help FOWP fulfill our mission to preserve, steward, and #ProtectWarnerParks.

To sponsor an event, contact our Director of Development Samantha McCaskill.

Shelter Dinner

April, annually

Guests are invited to reserve a picnic shelter and enjoy catered dinner and drinks for a sunset picnic in Warner Parks. This unique, one-day benefit event will help preserve, steward, and #protectwarnerparks and our beloved historic picnic shelters.

For sponsorship inquiries, please contact Samantha McCaskill.

Edwin Warner Park Shelters & Maps
Percy Warner Park Shelters & Maps

2023 Full Moon Pickin’ Party Schedule

Full Moon Pickin’ Party

From May to September, annually

This unique bluegrass music series is one of Nashville’s most popular outdoor events, attracting families, friends, and dog lovers from all over to hear local musicians play together under the full moon in one of Nashville’s most picturesque settings: Percy Warner Park Equestrian Center. Guests enjoy traditional bluegrass music, dinner from local food trucks, and visiting with over 2,000 of their closest friends.

Sponsorship opportunity: $2,500 – $25,000

For sponsorship inquiries, please contact Samantha McCaskill.

Hummingbird Happy Hour


This annual event takes place at the height of hummingbird migration season at the Warner Park Nature Center. Guests enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres while they mingle, watch hummingbirds at the feeders at sunset, and shop local artwork on display. Proceeds from ticket sales support the Warner Park Bird Information, Research and Data (B.I.R.D) program.

Sponsorship opportunity: $500 – $10,000.

For sponsorship inquiries, please contact Samantha McCaskill.

Warner Parks B.I.R.D. Program

Previous Sunday in the Park

Sunday in the Park

November, annually

Since October 1990, members of the community have come together for a fall al fresco luncheon that is today a cornerstone of Friends of Warner Parks fundraising. Luke Lea Society Members, Bluebell and Trillium Club Members, underwriters, and patrons provide insurmountable support for this impactful event that helps us to fulfill our mission to preserve, steward, and #protectwarnerparks

For underwriting opportunities, please contact Samantha McCaskill.

Flying Monkey Marathon

November, Annually

Featured in Marathon & Beyond and Runners’ World magazines, Flying Monkey Marathons are an homage to the origin of marathon racing, erring more on the side of simplicity than large-scale spectacle. Proceeds from race registrations support Friends of Warner Parks.

Sponsorship opportunity: $500 – $10,000. 

For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Samantha McCaskill

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