Starry, Starry Night

Thursday, June 22, 2017, 6PM - Friday, June 23, 2017, 9AM

TICKET PRICES : Adult: $50. Children under 18 (must be accompanied by an adult): $25

VENUE: Park Grounds

Service fees may apply and are non-refundable.
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Starry, Starry Night
Painting by Laura Amador


John and Clysta McLemore

Catering by:

Modern Taste Catering

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Back by popular demand this summer: Montalvo’s nighttime summer arts festival inspired by mankind’s abiding fascination with the skies and beyond. Explore space through art-making activities, music, films from outer space, and more. Delicious boxed dinners will be available for pre-event purchase (check back soon!) and hot and cold beverages and tasty snacks will be available for sale.

Here's a partial list of what's planned for the evening: 

Cosmic Art-Making Activities 

  • Make and install your own glow-in-the dark constellation installation 
  • Dabble in space-themed printmaking

Astronomy Education 

  • Stargaze with telescopes installed on the Great Lawn 
  • See a presentation by Jonathan J. Fortney, a planetary scientist, professor, and Director of the Other Worlds Laboratory at UC Santa Cruz
  • Learn about constellations at the pop-up planetarium installed in the historic Villa, providing astronomy shows throughout the evening 
  • See artwork created by students during the week's Summer Camps

Imagination Sparked by the Skies 

  • Be transported by star-inspired poetry and storytelling
  • Come away on a contemplative night hike across the property 
  • Enjoy nighttime screenings of two family-friendly space-themed films: Space Camp and The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy 

A Night Spent Under the Stars 

If you like, you and your family can spend the night out on the Great Lawn and wake up to a delicious pancake breakfast! (NOTE: tents permitted without stakes; staying overnight is optional.) 

Receive a 10% discount code for our astronomy-themed Summer Camps taking place June 19-23 with purchase! See your print-at-home ticket for the code.

Boxed Meals

Add a fresh and delicious boxed meal prepared by ModernTaste Catering to your evening!

Choose from:

  • Poppy Seed Chicken Salad ($18): Mixed greens, chicken breast, cantaloupe, grapes, poppy seed dressing on the side
  • Ginger Noodle Salad ($17): Noodles, tofu, cucumber, ginger, cilantro, green onion, sesame
  • Roast Turkey Sandwich ($18): Turkey, havarti, cranberry, on herb bread + chips
  • Vegetarian Sandwich ($17): Mozzarella, tomato, basil pesto on ciabatta + chips
  • Kids Meal ($11): Turkey & Jack Parisan baguette sandwich w/an apple