So long as there are feet that dance and hearts that sing, no matter how dark the time, hope will always spring anew…oftentimes with spring. Join Eli Thomas at our opening ceremony this spring in gratitude and celebration of song, dance, kinship and hope. Meadow Stage, Thursday 4pm
Paperhand Puppet Intervention Happiness Parade
Come along on the magical journey through the festival! Bring your noisemakers and don your snazziest festival garb, and join Paperhand Puppet Intervention and the Bulltown Strutters in the Happiness Parade. Stop by the Kids Tent from 11am-1pm beforehand to create wings, drums and shakers! Parade starts at the Kids Area, Saturday 2pm
Come and learn about the wonders of the honeybee and our dependence on them. We will go over the inner workings of what makes a colony happy and strong, along with the many products that come from bees and what you can do to help them –and maybe sample a little bit of honey. In the Garden, Saturday 3pm
Spring Garden Forum
Let’s meet in the Shakori Hills Community Garden for a garden tour and some planting fun. We’ll plant whatever summer crops are ready for the ground! Come to learn and also share your own experiences with others so that we can all eat fresh and local year-round! In the Garden, Sunday 1pm
Aerial Silks Performance with Liz Bliss from Flair
Grab a snack and join us near the tree outside the Coffee Barn to be awed, amazed and inspired by feats of aerial acrobatics. Liz Bliss dances through the air with a smile on her face—soaring upwards, spiraling downwards and maneuvering her body into the most unimaginable of positions. Liz Bliss currently teaches aerial dance, aerial conditioning, partner yoga and acro play, hooping, circus arts, and fire safety. She is available for group and private lessons, birthday parties and a variety of performance possibilities. A passionate performer and teacher, Liz is also focused on creating a healthy and sustainable lifestyle. She believes that every body that moves is beautiful and everybody moves. Oak Tree beside the Coffee Barn, Friday 12pm & Saturday 2pm
For centuries, people in the South Asian countries of India, Burma and Sri Lanka have played the game of CARROM—a cross between marbles, pool and penny hockey. Come play carrom throughout the festival at the Tent near the Kids Area.
Friends of Bill W.
Come join the fellowship with others that are clean and sober at the festival. We will have an informal 12-step meeting for all persons that would like to attend. This is a place where we can find strength, hope and support with others in recovery. Bring your own chair. Healing Arts Area, Friday 5pm, Saturday 10am & Saturday 5pm
Spring Wild Walkabout with Leif Diamant & Kim Calhoun
Spring is spectacular , abundant, amazingly beautiful …and happening Now! Kim Calhoun (community herbalist and healing arts practitioner) and Shakori neighbor Leif Diamant (psychotherapist, naturalist, organic farmer, and ordained interspiritual minister ) lead this popular walk from festival grounds through forest, and fields. We’ll experience the nurturing and healing force of Spring as we identify, discuss, and sample edible and medicinal wild plants, meet some wild animals and some asses, tour Leif’s homestead and sample the organic garden. Meet at the Bridge by Healing Arts, Friday 12pm (walk will last until 2pm)
Come with a partner and make a plaster mold of each other’s face. Embellish your mask with color and natural or found objects. Create an alter-ego, an archetypical symbol or your personal totem. Be prepared for lots of fun and a little mess. Geodesic Dome, Friday afternoon & Saturday morning
Sunday Morning at Shakori
We will gather together on Sunday morning to celebrate—blessing Shakori Hills, honoring all traditions, celebrating the Earth and welcoming into the circle all peoples and beings. We’ll feature The Seldom Together Gospel Band, Reverend Pat Jobe, Mother George Friday, the Goddess Trio and a few sweet surprises. Led by Reverend Gary Phillips of Silk Hope. Do you want to participate? Contact Gary at firstname.lastname@example.org or find him at the festival. Meadow Stage, Sunday 10am