The Joaquin Moraga Adobe in Orinda is the oldest surviving building in Contra Costa County and is recognized as a California Historic Landmark and an Orinda City Landmark.

Event Co–Chairs
Bobbie Landers
Tania DeGroot

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Proceeds support the efforts of the Friends of the Joaquin Moraga Adobe to preserve this important landmark and to provide community access to the building and grounds. Join in this fun outdoor evening of great food and live entertainment.


Buy Tickets $100

or mail checks for "FJMA" to:
Fandango Tickets/FJMA
P.O. Box 872
Orinda, CA 94563

4th Annual Fandango

Old Yellow House
Old Yellow House

Saturday, August 26, 2017. Enjoy a fun evening of music, historical vignettes, gourmet BBQ dinner, and a guided tour of Orinda's 1890 "Old Yellow House".

This is an outdoor event so dress for changeable weather. And due to uneven terrain, comfortable flat shoes are recommended.

Parking is available at St. Mark's United Methodist Church located at 451 Moraga Way, Orinda. Shuttle vans to the house will be operating between 4:45 pm until 9:30 pm (not wheelchair accessible.)

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Old Yellow House

The “Old Yellow House” in Orinda is a truly unique venue for this year’s Fandango to benefit the Moraga Adobe. You have probably driven by this landmark house on Moraga Way in Orinda countless times, but what’s inside will almost certainly amaze you!

Architect James Wright embarked on a true labor of love when he rebuilt this 19th century home, originally constructed as a railroad bunk house in 1890. James will give tours of his historic home which blends history with green energy technology and amazingly creative re-use.

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Friends of the Adobe

The Friends of the Joaquin Moraga Adobe are dedicated to preserving this important landmark and are working to provide community access to the building and grounds.

Learn more about this historical landmark


The Friends of the Joaquin Moraga Adobe (FJMA) gratefully accept tax deductible donations to help with efforts to preserve the historic Moraga Adobe and make the history and learning center a reality.  

FJMA is a 501(c)(3) charitable non-profit organization.  
Tax Id # 80-0579769