This year marks the 120th anniversary of the original summer fete garden party hosted by Sarah and  George Joslyn on their property in 1897. In keeping with the party’s traditions, guests will enjoy live music while they dine under a tent on the Castle grounds. There will be entertainment including traditional lawn games (croquet, badminton, bocce), Gypsy palm readers, Russian tea tasting and dancing under the stars. Guests will also be treated to all-access Castle tours, including George’s man-cave basement and the 3rd floor ballroom with turrets. While guests explore the Castle, Dan McCarthy, local ragtime piano player, will play on our restored 1868 Chickering square piano.

Guests are encouraged to embrace the throwback theme and don traditional garden party attire. Think seersucker, straw hats and suspenders!

The Joslyn Castle would like to offer Omaha’s Young Professional community the opportunity to join the festivities at a reduced rate of $75.00 per ticket, a discount of 50% off the full price. This offer is good through August 6th, and only available to those in the Omaha Young Professional community.

The Summer Fete is a fundraiser for the preservation, restoration and operations of the Joslyn Castle and grounds. Help us keep the philanthropic spirit of George and Sarah Joslyn alive by supporting their historic Omaha home.