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Spring Soiree & Garden Party

May 19 @ 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Step back in time at Allerton’s Annual Fundraiser: the Spring Soiree & Garden Party! Inspired by the life and times of Robert Allerton, this unique experience will immerse guests in the culture, fashion, and entertainment of the 1920s.

Enjoy an afternoon of extravagance as you stroll through the formal gardens, sway to live music by the Koi Pond, and sip a cocktail in the Solarium. A complete schedule of activities and ticket information will be posted here when available. Tickets will go on sale Thursday, March 15.

1920s vintage dress or spring cocktail attire is encouraged.

About Allerton:
Our vision: To 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 is a historical treasure that was donated to the University of Illinois in 1946. 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. Away from the distractions and noise of everyday life, Allerton offers a unique opportunity to experience art, nature, and history.

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!

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


May 19
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM