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Festive Friday: A Night in Paris

A Night in Paris
Festive Friday

Date & Price

July 12, 2019, 5:30–10:00 pm

Free with Gardens Admission

Timed Admission Tickets Required

Member Reservations Required if Arriving after 3:00 pm

Sell Out Likely

Lawn and bench seating is available throughout the Main Fountain Garden.

Blanket / Chair Policy for this event: Blankets and chairs are permitted in designated areas after 5:00 pm.

Please note that programs are subject to change. Fountain performances may be cancelled due to severe weather.

Say “oui!” as we transport you to a starry night in Paris in the beauty of our Gardens.


  • Live Music in the Beer Garden
    6:00–9:00 pm: Musette Project
  • Live in Pumphouse Plaza
    6:00–8:00 pm: Busker-style entertainment
  • Organ Demos
    5:45 & 6:45 pm: featuring music by Vierne and Mouret's Rondeau


  • Fountain Refresher
    6:15 & 8:15 pm: Enjoy a French-inspired fountain show
  • Fountains Then and Now
    7:15 pm: Learn about our Main Fountain Garden during a narrated fountain performance
  • Illuminated Fountain Show
    9:15 pm: Monet's Garden


  • 6:00–8:00 pm: Climb to the Top of the Chimes Tower for a Birds-eye view of the Gardens
  • 6:00–8:00 pm: Stop by the GardenShop for a taste of Éclat Chocolate


  • Spotlight Talk
    5:30 & 6:30 pm: Learn about the history and heritage of our Conservatory and Main Fountain Garden during this free talk. Meet at the Conservatory Information Desk.
  • Wonders of the Waterlilies
    6:30–7:00 pm: Learn about our outdoor display featuring a wide variety of aquatic plants during this free talk
  • Behind the Scenes: Under the Fountains Tour
    7:15 pm: Experience the Main Fountain Garden from the inside out (ticket required)
  • Grab a bookmark and go on a self-guided adventure of the Main Fountain Garden with our scavenger hunt

Plan Your Visit


  • Special concessions: Enjoy French macarons and a French Connection cocktail: cognac, raspberries, lemon juice, sparkling wine
  • Make dining reservations for our fine dining restaurant, 1906.
  • Enjoy casual fare in our Café and Beer Garden. Dining reservations are not required.
  • Pack your meal and dine across the street at our picnic area. Please note: outside food is not permitted inside the Gardens.