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

You are invited to “Step Back In Time,” here at the Filoli estate with an evening garden party that you and your friends won’t want to miss!

If you are a fan of “Downton Abbey” or “The Great Gatsby” and like a great garden party, you will enjoy this evening as Filoli “steps back in time” with music and dress of the 1920s. Come to the party in period dress (optional) or don your fedora and be surrounded by those who have also dressed for the occasion. Enjoy a rare opportunity to stroll the House and Garden during the evening light and take in the majesty of this country estate.

Your evening also includes music, passed hors d’oeuvres, and drinks, (white wine, iced tea, sparkling water, and craft beer.) All served by Filoli staff and volunteers in period dress reminiscent of the Bourn’s 1920s household staff. Craft beer is generously provided by 21st Amendment Brewery in San Francisco.

As you arrive and “step” into the 1920s landscape, you will be greeted by live music performed by Andrea Shippy and Flip Casey playing early jazz favorites, including the Charleston. Make your way to the House and admire circa 1920s automobiles on display in the front courtyard while you sip wine and partake in passed hors d’oeuvres.

Step through the front door of the House and be our guest while pianists Martha Girdlestone and Sue Mattias fill the ballroom with early twentieth century melodies. Linger awhile and imagine how the Bourns might have entertained their friends and family.

Enjoy a leisurely stroll through the Garden as you head to the tennis court for more live music. There you will find plenty of space under the canopy of majestic oaks to dance, mingle, and toe tap while listening to The Magnolia Jazz Band. This group creates an elegant atmosphere with popular standards from the 1920s–1940s.

Admission is $50 for adult members; $60 for adult non–members. Parking is free. Special, advanced ticket purchase is required. Make your reservations before 4:00 pm on Tuesday, July 15.