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Dunsmuir Hellman Historic Estate
2960 Peralta Oaks Ct, Oakland, California 94605
Join us for the 33rd annual Gatsby Summer Afternoon!
Every year, the Dunsmuir Hellman Historic Estate in Oakland comes to life as what looks like a movie set for The Great Gatsby: everyone dressed in 1920s and 30s daywear, picnicking amid vintage autos sprawled out on the lawn and dancing to authentic jazz era tunes.
Please note: in order to preserve the spirit of the Gatsby Summer Afternoon, we ask that **everyone** dress up in period attire or reasonable facsimile. Make sure to attend How to Gatsby: Getting ready for the Gatsby Summer Afternoon if you are a first timer!
Find more information on our website at gatsbysummerafternoon.com.
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Gatsby Summer Afternoon Features:
Don Neely's Royal Society Jazz Orchestra with Carla Normand & Frederick Hodges
The Great Gatsby Bathing Beauty Revue featuring the Decobelles
The Crowning of Miss Art Deco
Cocktails provided by Stookey's Club Moderne
Wine tasting provided by Le Vin Winery
Croquet lessons with the SF Croquet Club
Vintage Cars and a Contest for Best Vintage Auto
Picnic Competitions — Prizes for Best Grand Picnic and Best Small Picnic
Dunsmuir House Tours, complimentary from 3pm to 4pm
A Fashion Parade to show off your vintage style and win prizes for best vintage outfit. Prizes for ladies, gents, and children!
A Charleston contest! No fee or signup to enter.
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Lil' Hoofers Whoopee Dance Floor
Just for your little ones by the mansion, with dance lessons and their own Charleston contest!