It's time to celebrate the Second Annual Gatsby Summer Evening — A night of glamour in the style of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s adored literary classic, as we pay tribute to a Golden Age in global culture.
The event will again be held downtown at Director Park and it is sure to be the Bee’s Knees. Come dressed to the Nines in your Glad Rags to enjoy a nighttime party under the Portland Summer sky, as we tip a few together at the Ritziest shindig that the city will see all year. The Giggle Water will be flowing as we Trip The Light Fantastic in high style to the jazziest music around. Expect everyone that you see to look Hotsy-Totsy, so you should be prepared to match!
Individual tickets for the event are $45 and are available for purchase up to the day of the party. The guest list will be capped at 350, so purchase your reserved admission early! Please note that if the guest list is filled prior to the event there will not be ticket purchases available at the gate entrance. Your ticket to the event includes:
— Gate Entry
— Event Souvenir Drink Cup
— Complimentary Drink Ticket
— Live Big Band Music Performance
— Dance Space Available So That Everyone Can Charleston Until The Lights Go Out
— Live Ballroom Dance Performances by professional dancers from Fred Astaire Dance Studios of Portland
— Cash Bar Available to Keep Guests Hydrated
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The dress code, as follows, will be strictly enforced at the gate in order to ensure that all party guests are fashionably in style for this bash:
— Dresses/Bottoms MUST cover down to the mid-thigh or lower for all Guests
— Flapper Dresses, Cloche Hats, Fascinators, Summer Scarves, Gloves, Parasols, Art Deco Patterns, Era Appropriate Accessories
— Denim of any kind, Shorts, T-shirts/casual tops, Crop Top style tops, Dresses/blouses that intentionally expose the mid-section, Flip-Flops or casual style sandals
— Collared shirt, Sleeve length must go past the elbows, Neckwear of some kind: i.e. bow tie, neck tie, ascot, scarf, etc. (please note that necklaces/jewelry will not meet this requirement), Full Length Pants/Tousers, Closed Toe Shoes
— Suit coats or sports jackets, Vests, 1920’s Era Hats, Era Appropriate Accessories
— Denim of any kind, Modern hats or baseball caps, Open Toe Shoes, Tennis Shoes/Casual Street Shoes, T-shirts or Short Sleeved Shirts of any kind
Please note that gender neutral dress is perfectly acceptable, but must follow the requirements listed above and all prohibited restrictions would still be in effect.