Upcoming Events at The Sanfilippo Foundation

Events, News and Tour Opportunities

June 17 & 18 - 16th Annual Barrington Country Garden & Antique Faire

Carousel Pavilion

Presented by Hands of Hope Charity. Proceeds benefit Children in Africa.

Enjoy three local garden properties (including the Sanfilippo Estate and Carousel Pavilion), a French Market, and more. Click on this link: www.handsofhopeonline.org to watch a video and to purchase tickets to this unique event.

June 26 - 6th Annual Illinois Railway Museum Steam Department Concert at the Sanfilippo Estate - 1 pm


This benefit event includes time to explore the Sanfilippo Collection in the home, a live organ concert with organist Dave Calendine, including a short silent-film, raffles and auctions featuring throttle time on the 1630 Locomotive (see image), and a visit to the Carousel Pavilion.

Proceeds benefit the Illinois Railway Museum in Union, IL. Tickets can be purchased on the Railway Museum Website. Come on out and assist this great historical museum keep their collection strong.

July 31 - Midwest Mozart Festival Concert

Midwest Mozart Festival

For the last two years, the Sanfilippo Foundation hosted this exceptionally talented Orchestra, to rave reviews from attendees. With a fresh new name, Midwest Mozart Festival, and new plans for outreach - including student scholarships, we are proud to bring them back for a July 31, Sunday afternoon Mozart performance in our intimate theater.

Doors open at 1:30 pm for touring, with the concert at 3:00 pm.

Visit the Midwest Mozart Festival page for more information.


Visit our Summer Concert Series page for the full line up and to purchase tickets.

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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