Save Mount Diablo’s
Moonlight on the Mountain

Saturday, September 9, 2023


Join us for Moonlight on the Mountain at Mount Diablo State Park’s China Wall for a memorable evening with an elegant sit-down dinner, live and silent auctions, and live music.  Check back for event information and a link to purchase tickets.

Save Mount Diablo Hosts Its Signature Gala on the Slopes of Mount Diablo

A happy group of Save Mount Diablo supporters make a toast at the 2018 Moonlight on the Mountain.


August 21, 2019

WALNUT CREEK, CA—On September 7, Save Mount Diablo is hosting its 18th annual Moonlight on the Mountain, a dramatic outdoor event beneath the stars, held in Mount Diablo State Park along Mount Diablo’s stunning China Wall.

Guests are transported up the mountain’s slopes, where they are treated to an elegant three-course meal, live music, dancing beneath the stars, and both live and silent cocktail auctions—all while surrounded by the unparalleled, majestic views Mount Diablo has to offer.

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How It All Started


The first Moonlight on the Mountain was held at China Wall within Mount Diablo State Park in 2002, in the same location where it continues to be held today. It was a relaxing, intimate evening and was attended by just 120 people. Guests enjoyed a four-course meal and wine around their dining tables, illuminated only by battery lanterns and the light of the full moon. The dinner was accompanied by an acoustic string quartet ensemble. It was quite the undertaking for a small staff and group of volunteers to arrange everything, from planning the event to working the setup and breakdown of the affair. All in all, the first Moonlight gathering was a great success and inspired us to continue to grow.


Moonlight 2022 crowd bidding during the auction

Today we have a much larger staff and hundreds of volunteers, and the event has grown to support more than 500 attendees. Moonlight on the Mountain is a unique opportunity to celebrate this land, connect people to our work, and raise the critical funds needed to protect these irreplaceable wild lands. We hope you will join us next time!

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