Upcoming Events at The Sanfilippo Foundation

Events, News and Tour Opportunities

Berkshire Ballet Theater

October 1 - Berkshire Ballet Theater 20th Anniversary Ball

Let Cinderella with her glass pointe shoe and her fairytale friends, danced by the talented members of the Berkshire Ballet Theatre, take you on a magical journey. Along the way enjoy a silent and live auction filled with bippities, boppities and boos, tours of the fabulous estate guided by your very own fairy godmother.

Who needs a pumpkin carriage when you can have a magical carousel ride, dinner, and dancing?

Visit the Berkshire Ballet Theater Ticket Website for more information and to purchase tickets.

October 4 - Docent Guided Tour

We get many requests for individual tickets for one of our 3-hour Docent-Guided Tours of the Collection. This tour includes 2 hours in the Sanfilippo Residence and one hour in the carousel pavilion with the Foundation Director as your tour guide.

October 4 - Tuesday - 1:30 pm

Cost is $25 per guest. Limited tickets to each tour; first come, come first served. Tickets only available through The Sanfilippo Foundation Website on this link. Come hear the story of the family and Collection, demonstrations of a variety of music machines, a mini-concert on the Mighty Wurlitzer and a the history of the items in the carousel pavilion.

We're sorry, but this tour is SOLD OUT.

Sanfilippo Carousel Horses

October 8 - Michael Joseph Foundation's "An Enchanted Evening"

House Collection touring, cocktails, auctions, raffles, dinner, and entertainment (carousel ride, too!). This charity is 100% volunteer run, and partners with several key organizations in the area to assist children and families, the homeless, and more.

Visit the Michael Joseph Foundation website to join these great, caring folks at An Enchanted Evening.


October 15 - Barrington Youth Dance Ensemble "Fire & Ice Gala

Join Barrington's Premier Youth Dance Ensemble for an evening of House & Collection Touring, cocktails, dinner, auctions, and Fire & Ice theme dancing by BYDE members. Proceeds assist in BYDE's annual production of The Nutcracker, an iconic part of Barrington culture. More than 100 kids participate in the Nutcracker, so come on out and support them.

Join us for a Fire & Ice Evening of Fun by visiting the Barrington Youth Dance Ensemble website.

Arden Shore Child

October 22 - Arden Shore - "An Evening of Elegance" Gala

Come on out for An Evening of Elegance, Arden Shore's Annual Gala, featuring One Swinging Night. Join "Frank, Sammy, and Dean" in a brilliant reenactment of the "Summit," when the Rat Pack was in the prime of their careers. House Touring, auctions, raffles, dinner, carousel rides, and live entertainment. All this and you're helping rebuild children's lives, too.

Visit the Arden Shore Ticket Website for YOUR Evening of Elegance.

Sounds of Music Fall Gala

November 5 - Saints Peter & Paul Catholic School Fall Gala - Sounds of Music

7th Annual Fall Gala for Saints Peter & Paul School. Come on out to support this wonderful local school in Cary which consistently produces some of the finest young adults and citizens around. (I ought to know, I'm a 1975 Graduate of SS Peter & Paul School!).

Enjoy touring the House & Collection, auctions, raffles, dinner, and more! ** On a personal note, we recently gave a special tour to the 7th graders (now 8th graders) at Saints Peter & Paul. The students were engaging, with interesting questions, and every single student took the time to write a personal note to the Sanfilippo family for the experience.

Join us for The Sounds of Music Gala.

October 29 - Annual Sanfilippo Foundation Halloween Silent Film Gala. Visit the Halloween Gala page for more information.


December 9, 10, & 11 - Sanfilippo Foundation Annual Christmas Concerts

Return to this webpage often for an update of our events open to the public. You can also join our E-Newsletter List (below) and be among the first to receive notice of all our events, and how to obtain tickets.

Visiting the Sanfilippo Estate

The Sanfilippo Estate is a private residence not open to the general public except through pre-arranged charity events and pre-arranged group tours of 40 or more guests, and a limited number of corporate events. Interested groups may contact the Foundation Director by email: director@sanfilippofoundation.org for more information. We do not offer the Estate for weddings, wedding related activities, nor children's parties.

Special Events (concerts, gala fundraisers) can be arranged for Charity Organizations and Corporate Groups. Email the Sanfilippo Foundation Director: director@sanfilippofoundation.org. Please include a contact phone number.

Tour Groups: 3-Hour, Docent-Guided Tours of the Sanfilippo Collection are available for groups of 40 or more. Send an email to: info@sanfilippofoundation.org. Please include the name of your group and a contact phone number.

Individuals looking to visit the Estate are encouraged to find a group (such as your local libraries, park districts, senior centers, etc.) who can put together the required minimum for one of our 3-hour Docent-Guided Tours and then have the organization contact the Foundation Director; or you can visit one of the websites of the charities holding events at the Estate (links provided) and obtain tickets to an event listed; or you can attend a Sanfilippo Foundation event -- all are updated regularly on this website. We also encourage individuals to sign up for our E-Newsletter. On occasion, we offer individual tickets to a guided tour to our E-Newsletter subscribers. Our preference for initial contact is by email.

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