By: Alison Mercedes Manno
Fireflies are symbolic of illumination; evoking passion and the freedom of the spirit. They represent the magical quality of bringing dreams to life. Firefly Gathering is appropriately named after this little bugger, collecting all the dreamers to one mystical place.
Firefly will take place just outside Flagstaff, AZ from June 13th - 16th transforming the beautiful forest, and its attendees, during the weekend long escape.
From music, art, healing, and workshops in the world’s largest Ponderosa Pine forest with the backdrop of the San Francisco Peaks, an eroded volcano sacred to indigenous tribes and Flagstaff locals, Firefly Gathering’s fifth forest rendezvous is bound to inspire all whom enter.
This transformational festival is intentionally designed to inspire profound positive growth and promote creative inspiration. Their music lineup does just that.
From electronic dubstep to glitch-hop to soulful drum and bass, the lineup is in line with its purpose. Random Rab, Love & Light, Kaminanda, Pumpkin, Luminaries, and The Jive Joint are just a few of the artists who will grace the grounds with their uplifting music all weekend long.
Art is an amazing way to inspire others, showcase passion, and create beauty, and Firefly Gathering is all about it. With Live Art, local and national artists of many stripes will be doing what they love and sharing it with attendees. Performers will also be sharing their talents through their voice and body movements amongst the many stages throughout the festival.
The lineups (coming soon) are sure to amaze!
Firefly Gathering sets itself apart from bigger, more commercial endeavors, and they do so by offering a wide range of activities to foster development.
Spontaneous devotion classes will allow you to move and set yourself free. From yoga to dance to various other movement styles, instructors will teach lessons in stretching your body and mind, as well as practice instilling a new level of peace and happiness in each person.
The Shrine of Virtues is another way in which Firefly Gathering brings together humans and nature. Tribal shamans and spiritual leaders will share their beliefs, conduct ceremonies, and lead meditations in order to connect everyone through higher consciousness and uplift the spirits of all who attend.
The Giving Room, or healing sanctuary, of Firefly Gathering is a space where experienced and licensed practitioners of massage, spiritual guidance, body, energy, sound, and breath work -- among much more -- share their gifts to create an environment to have you feeling good all weekend long and beyond!
Even more relaxation can be found in Hammockville, a place that requires little explanation. Find a nice shady spot in the Ponderosa Pine forest and let the breeze blow your cares away.
There is something for everyone at Firefly Gathering, even the Lil’ Bugs! Lil’ Bugville creates a space for the youngest attendees to create and shine their light. Crafting, workshops, performances, interactive stations, and relaxation are on the list of family-friendly activities for the weekend.
Called ‘Higher Learning’ these workshops are designed to foster positive growth in each and every attendee. In the middle of the forest, the focus on sustainability, movement arts, nature, and self-healing will be sure to transform your consciousness and fuel you with wisdom and light.
Keep checking on Firefly Gathering’s website for the lineup of presenters!
We are just excited to see the new marketplace as Firefly Gathering is! The unique variety of sustainable art offers festival-goers with the opportunity to grab their own treasures and share the amazing creations with friends once they leave.
Tickets & Camping
Ready to immerse yourself into a full weekend of life-changing moments in the forests of Arizona? Tier 1: 3-Day Passes are up for grabs for just $135 plus fees, but make sure to grab yours soon because this deal ends May 12! After that, Tier 2 prices will take effect at $165 plus fees. If you scoop a 3-Day Pass, Early Entry Passes are available to add-on for $35 plus fees to gain access into the festival grounds on Thursday.
Can’t make it for all 3 days, unfortunately? No worries, Firefly Gathering has 2-Day Event Passes (Saturday/Sunday) up for $110 plus fees and Sunday 1-Day Passes for $55 plus fees.
Walk-in Camping is included in all passes, but if you would rather bring your car or RV passes are going for $45 - $55 plus fees.
The perks of a positive, enlightening environment is that everybody can join in for the fun! For those of you that know young ones that want to join in you on the weekend adventures, Lightning Bug (13-17 years old) tickets are on sale at $55 plus fees and Lil’ Bugs (12 & under) can get tickets for free, but both must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
All tickets are available for purchase at http://fireflygathering.com/buy-tickets/.
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