The 2024 IYG Celebration

March 9, 2024 @ 5:00PM — 8:00PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) Add to Calendar

The Ascension St. Vincent Dolphin Pavilion at the Indianapolis Zoo: 1200 W Washington St Indianapolis, IN 46222 Get Directions

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Celebrate and Reflect with IYG!

Join us for the annual IYG Celebration as we highly our wins and triumphs of last year and look forward to the work ahead this year!

We’ve said goodbye to the old year and the new year is well underway, and this can mean only one thing for IYG: It’s time to celebrate! Join us on Saturday, March 9, from 5 to 8 pm for our annual IYG Celebration driven by Team Honda. This year’s party will be hosted at the Indianapolis Zoo’s Ascension St. Vincent Dolphin Pavilion.

The IYG Celebration driven by Team Honda gives friends and supporters the opportunity to gather with IYG’s staff, board, interns, and volunteers to share the triumphs and wins of 2023 and look forward to what’s to come in 2024. We will also be presenting the 2024 Gonzalez-Werner Memorial Award for outstanding service to the LGBTQ+ young people of Indiana. Finger foods, light appetizers, and beverages (soft drinks and alcoholic) will be served. As a bonus, guests will have access to the pavilion’s underwater dome throughout the evening to spectacular views of the zoo’s pod of playful dolphins!

Get your tickets today and join us as we celebrate all things IYG, including friends and supporters like you! All proceeds from this event directly benefit the LGBTQ+ young people of Indiana by providing vital and lifesaving programs, resources, and services.


General Admission: All guests receive admission to the event and access to the Dolphin Pavilion’s underwater dome starting at 5 pm. Enjoy a selection of finger foods, light appetizers, and soft drinks (including Pepsi and Aquafina products), as well as a selection of craft beers, fine wines, and premium spirits.

VIP: Celebrate in style when you upgrade to the VIP level. In addition to all fun included in general admission, VIPs receive additional perks including reserved seating for the program and a thirty-minute, hands-on encounter with one of the zoo’s resident turtles.

EARLY BIRD BONUS: The first 25 VIPs to register for the IYG Celebration will receive a free IYG t-shirt ($35 value)! All early bird t-shirt bonuses have been claimed as of February 7, 2024.

VIP+: Looking to add an extra “V” to your VIP experience? Then this is the ticket level for you! Get all the perks and bonuses* of being a VIP guest plus upgraded reserved seating to put you front and center, recognition as an Ally Sponsor for the event, and a ticket and parking pass good for admission to the Indianapolis Zoo during regular days of operation in 2024 (some restrictions may apply).
BONUS: The first 25 guests to register at the VIP+ level will receive a limited edition IYG glass tumbler with wooden lid ($45 value)! All bonus tumblers have been claimed as of February 24, 2024.

*Includes free t-shirt bonus if one of the first 25 to register.

Can’t attend but still want to celebrate?
Make a donation of any amount to show your love of Indiana’s LGBTQ+ young people and support of IYG’s mission! Donations comparable to ticket levels are eligible for select perks and bonuses (Zoo tickets/parking passes, t-shirts, and tumblers).

Sponsor the Celebration!
Business and individuals interested in sponsoring the IYG Celebration are encouraged to peruse the available levels by clicking “Sponsor Our Event” at the bottom of the ticket order panel. All sponsorships include tickets to the event; ticket level and quantity vary by sponsorship level.

Special Thanks to our Sponsors!

The IYG Celebration is driven by

Presenting Sponsor

Sponsored by

A big thank you to our sponsors!

VIP Sponsor
Sheth Strategies
First Meridian Hgts Pres

$21,572.50 raised by 68 people


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