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Festival of Fountains Season

Festival of Fountains

Now–September 29, 2019

Color Your Summer

See summer’s every hue as fountains dance, gardens shine, and spirits soar during our vibrant Festival of Fountains. From our colorful Illuminated Fountain Performances (including some nights when you pick the performance!) ... to lively family programming ... to good-as-gold horticultural displays, a splashy summer awaits you ... day and night.

Let our colors wash over you.

On View Now–September 29, 2019

Timed Admission Tickets Required

Member Reservations Required if Arriving after 3:00 pm

Sell Out Likely.

Fountain Performances
Now–October 27

Enjoy more daily fountain performances than ever before.

Illuminated Fountain Performances
Thursday, Friday & Saturday evenings, Now–October 26

Enjoy a nighttime spectacle unlike any other.

Fireworks & Fountains Shows
May 26, July 3, July 20, August 10, September 1, September 28

See the night sky in a new light on six captivating evenings.

Enjoy a World of Fun in Our Gardens
Live Music in the Beer Garden
Our Guests Love the Main Fountain Garden
The Gardens
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      Upcoming Events

      Thursday, May 23

      Open Air Theatre Fountain Shows

      750 jets of water come alive with five-minute shows set to music.

      10:15 am 12:15 pm 2:15 pm 4:15 pm

      Main Fountain Garden Fountain Performances

      Enjoy the thrill of what 1,719 jets can do—from spinning and dancing to music, to soaring as high as 175 feet.

      11:15 am 1:15 pm 3:15 pm 5:15 pm 6:15 pm 7:15 pm 8:15 pm

      Spotlight Talks

      Explore different facets of our history and gardens with one of our engaging tour guides. Free with Gardens Admission.

      11:30 am 12:30 pm

      Behind the Scenes Tour: Under the Fountains

      Experience the Main Fountain Garden from the inside out. Ticket required.

      1:15 pm 3:15 pm

      Garden Story Tour

      Explore the highlights of Longwood’s historic gardens on a guided walking tour. Free with Gardens Admission.

      2:00 pm

      Live Music in the Beer Garden

      Join us for live music under the stars.

      6:00 pm

      Main Fountain Garden Illuminated Fountain Performances

      Enjoy a nighttime spectacle unlike any other.

      9:15 pm

      Friday, May 24

      Open Air Theatre Fountain Shows

      750 jets of water come alive with five-minute shows set to music.

      10:15 am 12:15 pm 2:15 pm 4:15 pm

      Meadow Bluebird Walks

      Find out more about our bluebird program as we walk to several of the bluebird houses found in the Meadow Garden. Free with Gardens Admission.

      10:30 am

      Main Fountain Garden Fountain Performances

      Enjoy the thrill of what 1,719 jets can do—from spinning and dancing to music, to soaring as high as 175 feet.

      11:15 am 1:15 pm 3:15 pm 5:15 pm 6:15 pm 7:15 pm 8:15 pm

      Spotlight Talks

      Explore different facets of our history and gardens with one of our engaging tour guides. Free with Gardens Admission.

      11:30 am 12:30 pm

      Behind the Scenes Tour: Under the Fountains

      Experience the Main Fountain Garden from the inside out. Ticket required.

      1:15 pm 3:15 pm

      Garden Story Tour

      Explore the highlights of Longwood’s historic gardens on a guided walking tour. Free with Gardens Admission.

      2:00 pm

      Live Music in the Beer Garden

      Join us for live music under the stars.

      6:00 pm

      Main Fountain Garden Illuminated Fountain Performances

      Enjoy a nighttime spectacle unlike any other.

      9:15 pm

      Saturday, May 25

      Beginner Bird Hikes

      Join our experienced volunteers as they introduce you to bird watching on an easy hike through the Meadow Garden. Free with Gardens Admission.

      9:00 am

      Open Air Theatre Fountain Shows

      750 jets of water come alive with five-minute shows set to music.

      10:15 am 12:15 pm 2:15 pm 4:15 pm

      Main Fountain Garden Fountain Performances

      Enjoy the thrill of what 1,719 jets can do—from spinning and dancing to music, to soaring as high as 175 feet.

      11:15 am 1:15 pm 3:15 pm 5:15 pm 6:15 pm 7:15 pm 8:15 pm

      Spotlight Talks

      Explore different facets of our history and gardens with one of our engaging tour guides. Free with Gardens Admission.

      11:30 am 12:30 pm

      Garden Story Tour

      Explore the highlights of Longwood’s historic gardens on a guided walking tour. Free with Gardens Admission.

      2:00 pm

      Live Music in the Beer Garden

      Join us for live music under the stars.

      6:00 pm

      Main Fountain Garden Illuminated Fountain Performances

      Enjoy a nighttime spectacle unlike any other.

      9:15 pm

      Sunday, May 26

      Meadow Birding Hikes

      Join our experienced birding volunteers as they lead you through the Meadow Garden in search of our resident and migratory bird species. Free with Gardens Admission.

      9:00 am

      Open Air Theatre Fountain Shows

      750 jets of water come alive with five-minute shows set to music.

      10:15 am 12:15 pm 2:15 pm 4:15 pm

      Main Fountain Garden Fountain Performances

      Enjoy the thrill of what 1,719 jets can do—from spinning and dancing to music, to soaring as high as 175 feet.

      11:15 am 1:15 pm 3:15 pm 5:15 pm

      Fireworks & Fountains Shows

      Fireworks fly, fountains dance, and music sets the tone during these captivating evenings.

      9:15 pm

      Monday, May 27

      Birds of Longwood Walks

      Join experienced guides on a quest to discover Longwood's feathery inhabitants. Free with Gardens Admission.

      9:00 am

      Open Air Theatre Fountain Shows

      750 jets of water come alive with five-minute shows set to music.

      10:15 am 12:15 pm 2:15 pm 4:15 pm

      Main Fountain Garden Fountain Performances

      Enjoy the thrill of what 1,719 jets can do—from spinning and dancing to music, to soaring as high as 175 feet.

      11:15 am 1:15 pm 3:15 pm 5:15 pm

      Spotlight Talks

      Explore different facets of our history and gardens with one of our engaging tour guides. Free with Gardens Admission.

      11:30 am 12:30 pm

      Garden Story Tour

      Explore the highlights of Longwood’s historic gardens on a guided walking tour. Free with Gardens Admission.

      2:00 pm

      Tuesday, May 28

      Open Air Theatre Fountain Shows

      750 jets of water come alive with five-minute shows set to music.

      10:15 am 12:15 pm 2:15 pm 4:15 pm

      Main Fountain Garden Fountain Performances

      Enjoy the thrill of what 1,719 jets can do—from spinning and dancing to music, to soaring as high as 175 feet.

      11:15 am 1:15 pm 3:15 pm 5:15 pm

      Spotlight Talks

      Explore different facets of our history and gardens with one of our engaging tour guides. Free with Gardens Admission.

      11:30 am 12:30 pm

      Behind the Scenes Tour: Under the Fountains

      Experience the Main Fountain Garden from the inside out. Ticket required.

      1:15 pm 3:15 pm

      Garden Story Tour

      Explore the highlights of Longwood’s historic gardens on a guided walking tour. Free with Gardens Admission.

      2:00 pm

      Wednesday, May 29

      Main Fountain Garden Fountain Performances

      Enjoy the thrill of what 1,719 jets can do—from spinning and dancing to music, to soaring as high as 175 feet.

      11:15 am 1:15 pm 3:15 pm 5:15 pm

      Spotlight Talks

      Explore different facets of our history and gardens with one of our engaging tour guides. Free with Gardens Admission.

      11:30 am 12:30 pm

      Garden Story Tour

      Explore the highlights of Longwood’s historic gardens on a guided walking tour. Free with Gardens Admission.

      2:00 pm
      Explore our Seasons

      From the beauty of our Meadow Garden to children enjoying our Garden Railway, this is one of our liveliest seasons.

      October 3–November 17, 2019

      Organ sing-alongs, strolling carolers, and holiday horticulture fill our Gardens with festive cheer.

      November 22, 2019–January 5, 2020

      Our talented horticulturists celebrate the beauty and variety of orchids with our artful display.

      January 18–March 22, 2020

      Breathe in the fresh air, watch as the landscape awakens, and relish the beauty of spring in our Gardens.

      March 29–May 3, 2020