Toast for the Coast

The New Orleans Pelicans and Audubon Nature Institute invite you to spend an unforgettable evening with your favorite NBA stars and show your support for Louisiana wetlands at the annual Toast for the Coast event. Meet Pelicans players and coaches, bid on incredible auction items, and enjoy the Louisiana Swamp Exhibit after hours!

Toast for the Coast

Saturday, March 18, 2017
The Louisiana Swamp at Audubon Zoo

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Toast for the Coast is an annual gala that benefits Audubon Nature Institute's and the Pelicans’ mission of preserving the Gulf Coast wetlands. Proceeds support wetland education initiatives as part of the Pelicans' education partnership with Audubon Nature Institute. Together, we can empower our community to save the wetlands, which thousands of native species—including the brown pelican—call home.

Toast for the Coast

Saturday, March 18, 2017
The Louisiana Swamp at Audubon Zoo

Patron Party and Live Auction

6:30pm —8:00pm

Gala and Silent Auction
8:00pm —11:00pm

Live Entertainment
Food and Drink
Chance to meet Pelicans Players
Unique and Exclusive Auction Opportunities


Q: What should I wear?
A: The Dress Code for the evening is dressy casual attire.

Q: Are food and drink included in my ticket price?

A: Yes! Your ticket covers your food and drink, and also includes all live entertainment!

Q: Where can I park?

A: Complimentary valet parking provided. Follow Tchoupitoulas Street until it ends at Audubon Zoo.

Parking Map

The Toast for the Coast online auction is now open and you can view the auction items from your computer, smart phone, or tablet. Sign in to bid on autographed jerseys, trips, exclusive opportunities and more!

Auction Website

At the Event
If you don't have a smartphone or tablet to bring to the event, we've got you covered. Attendants with iPads at each auction board can help you. Guests may self-register for smart phone bidding and bid online.

Board Closings

  • Board A closes on Saturday, March 18, 2017 at 9:30pm CST.
  • Board B closes on Saturday, March 18, 2017 at 10:00pm CST.
  • Board C closes on Saturday, March 18, 2017 at 10:30pm CST.

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