Save Mount Diablo’s
Moonlight on the Mountain

Saturday, September 7, 2024


Group of happy guests at Moonlight on the Mountain

Group of happy guests at Moonlight on the Mountain. Photo by Alexander Broom

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.

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Tickets and tables are now available for purchase.  Reserve your seats now before we are fully committed.

This year’s event promises to be an unforgettable evening, complete with an elegant three-course meal, live music, and exciting auctions, all set against the breathtaking backdrop of Mount Diablo. It’s an opportunity for guests to enjoy a memorable experience while supporting the important cause of preserving our natural lands.

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Karen Ferriere
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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.


On September 7, 2024, Save Mount Diablo is hosting its 23rd 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. Moonlight on the Mountain typically sells out, drawing a crowd of more than 500 individuals, including elected officials and conservation-minded corporate partners and local businesses.

The event benefits Save Mount Diablo by helping to raise essential funds that will allow it to continue mission-critical work: to preserve, defend, and restore the wild, natural landscapes and wildlife habitat at risk of development, right here in our backyard—for the public and future generations to enjoy.

How It All Started


View of 2002 Moonlight on the Mountain

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 2023 attendees enjoying the event.

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!

Photo Galleries

2023 Moonlight on the Mountain photo gallery

2022 50th Anniversary Moonlight on the Mountain photo gallery

Guests enjoy MOTM 2023
Monica Wilson and guest at the hitching post at Moonlight on the Mountain
A guest bidding during the live auction at Moonlight on the Mountain

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