Early Bird Tickets
Live or Virtual Tour: $30 ($35 after Nov. 1)*
Both Tours: $50 ($60 after Nov. 1)*
*Plus ONLINE processing fees
Live tour tickets include a self-guided tour of five fabulously decorated homes in Greater Akron on Sunday, Dec. 5, from 1 to 5 p.m. Virtual tour tickets include an intimate video tour of eight homes that you can view as many times as you'd like for the entire weekend of Dec. 11-12. Sponsors are also invited to the private Patron Party after the live tour on Dec. 5.
Among the homes showcased on this year’s tour are:
- A magnificent Tudor with an outdoor summer house in Bath Township
- A newly renovated Georgian mansion in Fairlawn Heights with a clean, contemporary style
- A massive brick home with luxury features in the heart of Bath
- A two-story colonial tucked away in a quiet West Akron neighborhood with eclectic charm and whimsical details
- A custom-built, sprawling country house on a private cul-de-sac in Bath
Following the live tour, sponsors will also be invited to a private party at the new Chateau Fifty event center, located in the former Firestone estate in Central West Akron. Built in 1927, the 14,000-square-foot neoclassical French chateau boasts antique marble fireplaces, an ornamental wrought-iron grand staircase, embellished crown moldings, and other recently restored period furnishings in the style of Louis XVI and the Palace of Versailles. Sponsors will enjoy catered food and beverages while exploring both the main house and carriage house on the property.
Building a Better Future for Akron's LGBTQ+ Community
As the signature fundraiser of the Gay Community Endowment Fund, all proceeds from the Sugar Plum Tour remain in Greater Akron to benefit your community.
Since 2005, GCEF has reinvested more than $630,000 into programs that positively impact the local LGBTQ+ community and Greater Akron as a whole.
Recent grants have:
- Sheltered homeless LGBTQ+ youth
- Supported specialized health care services for LGBTQ+ patients
- Created safer school environments for LGBTQ+ students
- Supported arts programming and internships for LGBTQ+ young adults