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Step Back In time — Music and Attire of the 1920s

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$40 Filoli members;
$45 non–members.

Monday – Friday:
9:00 am–4:00 pm
(650) 364-8300, extension 508

Ticket sales will close at 12:00 pm on Friday, July 15.

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Friday, July 15 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Purchase tickets in advance for this garden party.

group of friens in 20s attire 20s car driving off the property attractive young woman in the garden friends gather for a photo in front of the house regal couple in 20s attire 20s automobiles diplayed in front of the house flappers enjoy the estate 20s gown possing in front of a car trio of friends enjoy Step Back In Time

Imagine the way you might have dressed if you were a guest at Filoli in the 1920s. Photos by David Sheetz.©

Due to popular demand, this stylish 1920’s garden party has moved to a Friday night. Let us take you back to the roaring twenties, with jazz age speakeasies, bobbed hair, and flappers. Come to the party in period attire (optional) or don your fedora and be surrounded by those who have dressed for the occasion. Enjoy a rare opportunity to stroll the House and Garden and take in the majesty of this country estate.

Your evening includes music performed by the Marc Snyder Quintet featuring Suzanna Smith, hors d’oeuvres, and refreshments, including beer provided by 21st Amendment Brewery. All of this will be served by Filoli staff and volunteers in period dress reminiscent of the Bourn’s 1920 household staff.

As you arrive and “step” into the 1920’s landscape, be sure and make your way to the House and admire circa 1920’s automobiles on display in the front courtyard while you sip wine and partake in the hors d’oeuvres.

Enter the House to see “Fashionable Filoli”, a selection of period costumes that span both the Bourn (1915–1936) and Roth (1937–1975) periods when Filoli was not only a home, but a social destination. Finally, take a stroll through the Gardens and make your way to the Tennis Court where you may dance into the evening to the sound of 1920’s Jazz classics.

So wear your dancing shoes and join us for Step Back In Time.

servant group of staff and volunteers from last step back in time

Admission is $40 for adult members; $45 for adult non–members. Parking is free. Special, advanced ticket purchase is required. Make your reservations before noon on Wednesday, July 13.

Photos on this page were taken by Julie Bly DeVere and David Sheetz.