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Step Back In time — Music and Attire of the 1910s and 1920ss

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General Admission

$75 Filoli members;
$95 non–members.

VIP Admission

$160 Filoli members;
$185 non–members.

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

Ticket sales will close at 12:00 pm on Monday, June 19.

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Friday, June 23 from 5:00 pm to 8:30 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.©

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 in the evening hours and take in the majesty of this country estate.

Your evening includes live music, hors d’oeuvres, and refreshments. All of this will be served by Filoli staff and volunteers in period dress reminiscent of the Bournís 1920 household staff.

Enjoy a variety of activities including lawn bowling with the Palo Alto Lawn Bowls Club, a cricket demonstration by The Marin Cricket Club, Ballroom dancing lessons in the Filoli Ballroom, and dancing on the Tennis Court to the music of the Magnolia Jazz Band. Tea sandwiches and other delectable hors d'oeuvres will be served along with beer and wine. Also, don’t forget to check out the showcase of vintage cars that will be on display as well.

New this year is a VIP ticket which grants special guests early entry at 4:30pm with a reserved space in the Garden House featuring an upgraded bar, elevated food station with a fondue buffet, and casino tables for your playing pleasure. You won't want to miss it!

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 $75 for adult members; $95 for adult non–members. Parking is free. Special, advanced ticket purchase is required. Make your reservations before noon on Monday, June 19.

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