Castle Hill on the Crane Estate

Castle Hill is part of The Crane Estate, encompassing more than 2,100 acres overlooking Crane Beach, Crane Wildlife Refuge, and winding salt marshes. Guests will enjoy the extraordinary atmosphere and breathtaking views along the half-mile-long manicured lawn: The Grand Allée. The Great House, perched high above beautiful Crane Beach and the Atlantic Ocean, was finished in 1928, and has the opulent feeling of the 1920s.

Getting There

TICKETS AND PARKING PASSES

Tickets and parking passes may be purchased in advance online ONLY.  Tickets and parking passes will be mailed to you. No tickets will be available at-the-door.

ARRIVAL aND PARKING

Tickets must be presented upon arrival. A parking pass (one per vehicle) is required to park on the grounds. Parking passes must be purchased in advance online.  

Consider arriving early

Guests may arrive as early as 1pm when the gates open.  We recommend arriving early to avoid long lines. Please have tickets and parking passes ready to go!

Rules and FAQs

What if it rains?

Events take place rain or shine. If severe weather becomes an issue and we need to interrupt programming, announcements will be made regarding safety procedures. Programming will resume when deemed safe.  

Can I get a refund?

All sales are final; no refunds or exchanges will be processed by the Lawn Party.

When will the schedule be posted?

The schedule is now available to view at the schedule tab. 

What is allowed on the Lawn Party Grounds?

  • Picnicking! You may bring your own food, beverage (non alcoholic) and picnicking supplies (vintage or modern). Please keep the grounds clean! Hike it in, hike it out. 
  • An individual blanket
  • Lawn chairs. Please ensure good viewing for your neighbors.
  • Cameras and smart phones are permitted but cannot be used to reproduce the event and must not interfere with other guests enjoyment of the party.
  • Dancing!
  • Fun loving attitudes

What is prohibited?

  • Alcoholic beverages, illegal substances of any kind, firearms or any item that could be used as a weapon
  • Grills or grilling
  • Open flames; candles, fire spinning, etc.
  • No tents allowed
  • No pets
  • No drones

Is there a dress code?

Nope! 1920s vintage dress-up is encouraged but not required.  Many guests will dress-up for fun! Check out the photos on our Facebook page for inspiration.

May I bring my children?

Children 10 and under are free and all children are welcome to attend. Please note there are no specific activities designated for children.

Are there bathrooms?

We will have plenty of porta-potties available on site for lawn party guests. 

How do I stay cool?

For outdoor events like this one we recommend wearing sunscreen, bringing a parasol for shade, bringing cold non-alcoholic beverages with you, misting yourself with water, and/or getting a break from the sun by perusing the vintage vendors under the tent. There are also shady areas to be found as you explore the grounds.

Is there water available?

Unfortunately, there is no running water available to guests.  We provide some limited amount of mints, sunscreen, bug repellent, and baby-wipes for those guests who forgot to bring such items at our courtesy table in the Information tent.  We will also provide water and cups at the Information Tent (please label your cup and reuse throughout the day, thank you.)

 

General Policies

Any ticket holder who directly or indirectly interferes with the enjoyment of the lawn party may be asked to leave the venue and may be subject to arrest and prosecution by State/Local Authorities. See safe spaces policy.

The Roaring Twenties Lawn Party encourages a smoke-free environment and asks that you respect the health of your neighbors at the festival and refrain from smoking or vaping in any area where it may affect someone else. 

Safe Spaces Policy 

The Roaring Twenties Lawn Party is for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, race, age, religion, dance experience or dance role. We do not tolerate harassment of any kind. Event participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the event without a refund at the discretion of the event organizers.

Harassment includes but is not limited to deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of events, inappropriate physical contact, unwelcome sexual attention, and/or offensive verbal comments related to gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age, religion, dance skill level, and/or dance role. Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.

In the rare event that you experience or see anything that makes you uncomfortable, please contact an organizer or volunteer at the information tent to the right of the main stage. The staff will be happy to help participants contact security or police and otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the event. We value your attendance.

 

 

Location

Castle Hill on the Crane Estate
290 Argilla Road, Ipswich, MA, 01938

 

Contact Us

Ticketing Questions tschell@thetrustees.org                             978-356-4351 x4015

General Questions info@bostonswingcentral.org                   978-884-7690

 

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