MIDSUMMER SOLSTICE

A Celebration of Renewal and Light on the Longest Day of the Year
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Festival   6:00PM

  JUNE 21  

Procession  8:15PM

  Countdown to the Festival 

The Dusty Flowerpot Cabaret and The Gathering Place invite you to partake in festivities to celebrate summer and a time of renewal and bloom!

Come in costume and celebrate the sun with your vibrant colours! Free of charge.

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Midsummer Solstice is a grass-roots festival planned, organized and performed by, and for, the community that it serves. If you would like to volunteer, please contact us! We look forward to hearing from you.

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  Schedule of Events  

Revelry begins at Emery Barnes park (Davie and Seymour), and moves by

procession to David Lam Park at the water's edge!

  6:00pm  

  6:40pm  

  7:00pm  

  8:00pm  

Tiddley Cove and Ivana Kupala

Flower Head Wreath Making

International Day of Yoga

Aztec Dancers

Mariachi Los Dorados

Carnival Band

  8:30pm  

Procession to David Lam Park at the water's edge with giant puppets, stilters, Carnival Band, and YOU, where we will place our flower wreaths and wristbands in the ocean, hear storytelling with Rosemary Georgeson, music performances, and more... 

 Workshops  

  Jar Lanterns with Marie  

Come and craft yourself a unique paper lantern for this year's Midsummer Solstice Festival!

June 17, 2019

1:00pm to 4:00pm

 

at The Gathering Place

Register at The Gathering Place reception desk or call (604) 665-2391

FREE OF CHARGE

  Origami with YOKO  

Come learn about and create beautiful paper lanterns

June 18, 2019

1:00pm to 4:00pm

at The Gathering Place

Register at The Gathering Place reception desk or call (604) 665-2391

FREE OF CHARGE

  LIVE Music with Karmel Police  

June 18, 2019

1:00pm

at The Gathering Place

FREE OF CHARGE

  Ivana Kupala Wreaths  

Join the trip to Howe Sound with artist Felicity Gegan

to collect wild flowers to make Ivana Kupala wreaths for the Midsummer Solstice Festival.

June 20, 2019

9:00am to 4:00pm

Register at The Gathering Place reception desk or call (604) 665-2391

FREE OF CHARGE

  Iranian Tirgan Wrist Bands  

Join the trip to Howe Sound with artist Rebecca Graham to collect blackberry cane to make Iranian Tirgan wrist bands for the Midsummer Solstice Festival.

June 19, 2019

9:00am to 4:00pm

Register at The Gathering Place reception desk or call (604) 665-2391

FREE OF CHARGE

  International Day of Yoga  

Join the celebration of the International Day of Yoga 2019 at David Lam Park. Organized by the Consulate General of India–Vancouver in association with the India Cultural Association (ICA) of Vancouver.

June 21, 2019

6:00pm Onwards

All are welcome! Bring a Yoga Mat.

FREE OF CHARGE

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