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Field Trips are Back: Filoli Garden Summer Night-Thursday Sept 9, 2021

Richard Mirabella | Published on 6/28/2021

Filoli Garden Summer Night
Thursday Sept 9, 2021 5:00 pm-8pm


Filoli Members should reserve Tickets ASAP
as these Events get sold out far in advance

Field Trip Filoli Summer Nights

Field Trips are back.  We're taking advantage of a favorite location for club members -- Filoli Garden.  

On this day, Filoli closes at 4:30pm, clears the property of visitors, and re-opens at 5 pm to stay open until 8pm instead of the usual 5pm.  This is the opportunity to see and photograph Filoli in its best light during Golden Hour and Sunset.  Best of all, we'll enjoy refreshing drinks while socializing with long time and new friends from the Camera Club.

We will not have exclusive access to Filoli on this day, we are using an existing Filoli event

Gathering Point, Food and Drink at this Filoli Event

People tend to gather near the swimming pool, as there is music from performing musicians at the pavilion near the swimming pool.  Some people bring blankets to sit on the lawn in this area.

The plan is for PACC members to also gather here when they are not taking photos.  

In the adjacent Olive grove, there is a bar serving wine, beer and a limited selection of cocktails.  There is also a food truck (Mexican food when I attended on July 7).

Quail's Nest Cafe at Filoli stays upon until 7:30pm instead of the usual 4:30pm closing time.

Filoli discourages people from bringing their own food and drink on a large scale, as they expect to raise funds for Filoli through food and drink sales, but you can bring drinks and a sandwich in your backpack or camera bag if you prefer.

If you decide to be at Filoli on the afternoon of Sept 9 and want to stay until 8pm for Summer Nights, you will need a regular day ticket and another ticket for the Summer Night session from 5 pm to 8 pm.  

BOOK YOUR TICKETS AS SOON AS POSSIBLE (see below), as Summer Nights tickets at Filoli sell out many weeks in advance.

How to Join This Camera Club Event

Filoli Summer Night Tickets are different than their usual 10am to 5pm admission tickets.  When buying tickets or Filoli members reserving their free passes, make sure you are booking Sept 9 Summer Nights not the usual daytime tickets (10am to 5pm)

Use the links in the "How to join this event" section below to get your tickets

The Price for Summer Night Tickets are:

Free to Filoli Members and their quests

$22 for Seniors (65+)
$25 for Adults
$20 for Students, Teachers & Military
$17 for child 5-17
You may want to consider becoming a Filoli Member or renewing your Membership.  One year membership is for unlimited number of visits (subject to ticket availability).  Filoli requires tickets in advance and limits attendance to avoid overcrowding.  You can get your tickets online.

$79 for Senior Plus (+65) and includes 1 quest pass when you go
$99 for Individual Plus and includes 1 quest pass when you go
$149 for Household (two named people, plus children under 24) no guest pass
$219 for Household plus (two named people, plus children under 24) one guest pass

 You can become a member of Filoli at the Filoli Join Membership Page

How to Join This Event

Sign-up for this Camera Club Event using the link below, to help with Guest Passes; coordination of event details; and so we can plan for the right number of attendees. 

Sign up for 2021 Sep 9 - Summer Nights at Filoli

Filoli Members should reserve tickets for themselves and request guest passes using the link immediately below

Filoli Link for Filoli Members to reserve tickets or request guest passes

If you are not a Filoli Member and decided not to become a Filoli member, you can buy tickets using the link immediately below

Purchase Filoli Tickets if you are not a Filoli member

About Filoli

Filoli is one of the most spectacular gardens in California. When visiting Filoli you are a world away from Silicon Valley.  Their website is at  

Filoli is a country house set in 16 acres of formal gardens surrounded by a 654-acre estate, located in Woodside, California, about 12 miles northwest of Palo Alto, on the eastern slope of the Santa Cruz Mountains. It's owned by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The site is both a California Historical Landmark and listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Located at 

86 Cañada Road, Woodside, CA 94062

Parking is free