Filoli brings family fun, Dynasty-inspired drag, and flower-filled beauty to the San Francisco Pride lineup


Woodside, CA, April, 9 2024– Filoli is kicking off Pride month with a weekend of joyful creative expression and experiences that celebrate the LGBTQ+ community. This historic estate bursts into a rainbow of fun with experiences from Drag Queen Storytime to Queer Taiko, and after-dark dance parties that sparkle into the night. Kickoff the month with an off-the-beaten-path San Francisco pride event that is unlike any other.


Superfans go on a pilgrimage hundreds of miles every year to visit the filming location of the hit 1980’s TV show Dynasty, Filoli’s immaculate 1917 historic 56-room mansion. This historic estate celebrates its Dynasty connection for Pride with an homage to the glitz, glam, catfights, and caviar in their Dragtopia opening night party

On Friday, May 31, 2024, from 5:30-8pm, Queens and Kings descend upon Filoli for a night of fabulous delights. The House and Garden will sparkle with drag performers and a DJ on the Garden stage, an art show in the Ballroom, and a Dynasty look-a-like competition. Dress up or come as you are to join this camp night at Filoli for fun-loving folks of all ages. 

The fun doesn’t have to end at 8pm– by popular demand Filoli has added the Dragtopia Afterparty. Dance into the night with DJ Bear Mittens and go-go dancers in the House Courtyard. Drag optional, joy required!

Photos by Jeff Bartee and Gareth Gooch (Photos by Gooch)

Pride Weekend

Next up on June 1 and 2, 2024, from 10am-5pm, guests can catch live performances and experiences throughout the day, including Drag Queen Storytime, Queer Taiko, Flower Crown Making, a sound bath by Banyan Tree Women’s Collective, and more.

Meet with representatives from local LGBTQ+ organizations at their tables in the Garden and visit the Clock Tower Shop for products from queer vendors. Stop at the Meadow for a themed drink from Filoli’s bar and take a Rainbow hike along Filoli’s trail to learn about the symbolism of the colors in the LGBTQ+ Pride flag.

A rainbow of beauty frames the experience all throughout Filoli’s historic House and Garden. Ribbons of Remembrance flutter between the London Plane trees, Pride flags drape from the House balconies, and floral arrangements by Nigella SF decorate Filoli’s historic interior. Special Pride-themed vignettes invite you to strike a pose and create a special photo memory.

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Don’t miss Filoli at the San Francisco Pride Parade, June 30, 2024, marching with the #MuseumsWithPride contingent!

Filoli Hours & Admission

Filoli is open every day from 10am-5pm including access to the House, Garden, Trails,  Clock Tower Shop, and Quail Café. Buying tickets online is recommended at and sell-outs are expected during peak seasons and special events.

About Filoli

Filoli is a vibrant landscape of the Bay Area, situated on the unceded ancestral lands of the Ramaytush Ohlone, in Woodside, California. The estate boasts 654 acres of beauty nestled along the slopes of California’s coastal range. Originally built as a private residence in 1917, Filoli was opened to the public in 1975 as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The property is considered one of the finest remaining country estates of the 20th century, featuring a 54,000+ square-foot Georgian revival-style mansion, 16 acres of exquisite English Renaissance gardens, a 6.8-acre Gentleman’s Orchard, and hundreds of acres of Natural Lands with 5 distinct ecosystems and hiking trails. Filoli is dedicated to connecting our rich history with a vibrant future through beauty, nature and shared stories, so that one day all people will honor nature, value unique experiences, and appreciate beauty in everyday life. For more information about Filoli, visit


86 Cañada Road
Woodside, CA 94062
(650) 364-8300 ext. 235