Festival Events / Dardanella
Festival Event Hosted by Dardanella
Dardanella began in 2016 to bring historic time periods alive. What began as a gathering of 150 friends, vintage enthusiasts, swing dancers, and fellow compatriots at the iconic Plaza Hotel on 5th Avenue in New York City, quickly expanded to Washington, D.C., Atlanta, and Nashville to produce a quintessentially perfect 1920's experiential picnic / garden / lawn party.
Sprawled out on the rolling greens beneath the magnificent towers of the Washington National Cathedral, step back to a simpler time of rebellious flapper dresses, magical millinery, genteel boater hats, and the vintage sounds from full period orchestras of the 1910's, 1920's, & 1930's. Vintage bands, performances, lawn games, a huge wood dance floor, antique paper moon photo berths, specialty alcoholic Prohibition era cocktails, food & beverage (available for purchase), and more await! Period attire strongly encouraged.
For one day we truly make every effort to construct a small portal into the past and whisk ourselves all away to a bygone era. Whether you like to play dress-up or are truly anachronistic and live the lifestyle, we try to make everything just right: as lively, authentic, and well-spirited (pun intended) as a similar event would have been in those days of yore. Ultimately, we can lay down dance floors, erect stages, raise bars and lay out all the other activities that we enjoy but without our guests who show up in full regalia with vintage or vintage inspired outfits and those who breathe new life into the flapper finery, we'd just be a motley crew standing around truly spectacular venues. Dardanella is certainly not about one person, one band, one dance, or one fashion. We produce these events for all and we strive to be stalwart guardians of this music, these fashions, and these dances. Dardanella is truly about all of us, here together, willing our dreams into solid reality with spirit, zest, and just a bit of imagination! All are welcome. All for one and one for all!
Event Dates: May 26, 2018 and September 29, 2018
Time: 11 am - 6 pm
Price: $35+ ( No tickets needed for children under 14)
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Event Location: Washington National Cathedral - 3101 Wisconsin Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20016