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Spring Soirèe & Garden Party

May 19 @ 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Step back in time at Allerton’s Annual Fundraiser! Inspired by the life and times of Robert Allerton, this unique experience will immerse you in the culture, fashion, and entertainment of the 1920s. The ambiance of Allerton sets the tone for an afternoon of extravagance – stroll through the formal gardens, sway to jazz music, and watch (or play!) yard games on the Bowling Lawn. Sip a drink (beer & wine open bar, 4-8pm) and peruse the Mansion as you enjoy a Fu Dog auction and tasting stations (served at 5:30pm), followed by post-dinner dancing and dessert! End the night (8:30pm) with a champagne toast around the Koi Pond as we celebrate BIG things to come! (An “after hours” cash bar will be available until 10pm.)

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Tickets are limited and may be purchased for $65/person* until May 11 (Additional tickets will be available for $70/person, as space allows.) *Your ticket price does not include a donation. Please come prepared to make a gift at the event!

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Continue the celebration! – Overnight lodging is available for a reduced rate of $80/room. Call 217-333-3287 for reservations.

1920s vintage dress or spring cocktail attire is requested.

For questions or more information, contact Bridget Frerichs at bridgetf@illinois.edu.

Please note that all sales are final.

About Allerton:
Our vision: Inspire the community to utilize and value nature, history, and the arts through accessible and sustainable programming, research, and facilities.

Built as a private residence by artist and philanthropist Robert Allerton in 1900, Allerton Park and Retreat Center offers a unique opportunity to experience art, nature, and history. The property contains 1,500 acres of woodland and prairie areas, a mansion and reflecting pond, a 10-acre meadow, formal sculpture gardens, hiking trails, and several lodging facilities.

Our donors are the cornerstone to the continued improvements you see at Allerton – in the past, present, and future. Be a part of Allerton’s legacy by attending our annual fundraising event!


May 19
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM