Sunday, August 4, 2024

Roaring Twenties Lawn Party

Lawn Party 2023

About Roaring Twenties Lawn Party

Don’t miss the event of the summer! Come for an afternoon of roaring twenties fun at our historic seaside estate. You’ll find 1920s and 30s jazz on 2 stages, antique autos, a vintage fair, flappers and dandies, suffragists, and contests. Explore the formal gardens, learn about the social inequities of the 1920s, take a dance lesson, and enjoy a drink at the Bootlegger’s Garden featuring Mill River Winery, 1634 Meadery, and True North Ales. For more information about performers, special activities, and the schedule of events, visit the Roaring Twenties Lawn Party website. Please note that website updates are ongoing as event details are confirmed.

Dance lessons and other staged events will begin at 2PM. Vintage attire is suggested but not required. A string of beads, a hat, or other simple accessory can turn a regular outfit into a 1920s outfit.

Bring your own supper, pre-order a picnic from Ferreira Foods by Monday July 29, or visit one of our onsite vendors: Beefie Boys, Plat Du Jour, Ferreira Foods, Down River Ice Cream, and Del’s Lemonade.

  • Please no BYOB.
  • Parcels will be searched upon entry.
  • Picnic blankets, chairs, and low tables are welcome.
  • Pop-up tents are permitted only along the hedgerows of the Grand Allee.
  • Please leave furry friends, grills, and candles at home.

Gates open at 1PM. Advance tickets are required. Tickets will not be available on-site. Please note that this is a rain-or-shine event. No refunds or exchanges. Dance floors and vintage fair will be tented.

Accessibility: Accessible parking and property transports are available upon request.


For a special treat, experience Afternoon Tea in the Italian Garden. You’ll enjoy sandwiches, sweets, and teas while overlooking the formal garden where there are some special performances for your pleasure. Book here – Afternoon Tea in the Garden

Book a ticket for a 30-minute mansion tour given by a “Crane family servant” in 1929. See guest rooms, family suites, and the luxurious bathrooms that made Crane fixtures a household name. Book here – Great House Tour Experience

The Roaring Twenties Lawn Party is presented by The Trustees of Reservations and Boston Swing Central, a dancer-formed, volunteer-run, non-profit dedicated to promoting swing dance.

Photo: Nina Galicheva, 2023

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