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Patch Pick: Weekend Family Event - Midsummer Faerie Festival

Bring the kids to celebrate the solstice this weekend with a festival of faeries

Celebrate the Solstice with the Fae on Martha's Vineyard at the 2nd annual Midsummer Faerie Festival to be held in Washington Park in Oak Bluffs (Adjacent to the harbor and , at the corner of East Chop Dr. and New York Ave).

On Saturday, June 16th from 10 am - 5 pm, there will be free music, marionettes, fire dancers, a Magic Show, a Solstice Ritual, bubbles and children’s crafts (make a fairy wand or house).

The ocean breezes are whispering that Glimmer the Fairy is on her way. This magical water sprite lives at the ocean’s edge, glides about on the Island’s breezes and hides in the mist.  She’ll enchant you with wonder, dreams and fairy dust!  Glimmer will appear throughout the day. Faerie time is much different than ours - so no exact schedule is possible.

Featured guests include:

Bradigan- Traditional Celtic Music  

Margot Datz- Mermaid Workshop: Romance and the Mermaid Within

Faebotica- Lyrical groove oriented trance folk music                 

Jenna Greene-Celtic, World folk,New Age -Singer Songwriter Harpist

Jacki Smith- Author, co-host of Psychic Friends Live, owner of Coventry Creations.

William Waterway Marks-Native American Flute

The Misfits of Avalon-Contemporary and Traditional Celtic Music

Silly Billy Boston- Magician Magic Show, Animal Balloons

The Fireflys- Fire Dancers

Pat Obrien- Traditional Celtic Music

Mike Martin y Los Rootsticks- Rock steady reggae

You'll surely find a magical treasure at the fabulous vendor booths - candles, hand made faeries and mermaids, handmade soaps, New Orleans style party trinkets, mermaid gear, faerie wings and ears.

The MV Bounce House will be there as well as face painting, intuitive tarot readings, Poi for fire dancing, handmade dolls, art and CDs from your favorite performers. Singer-songwriter and harpist Jenna Greene will lead a children’s music workshop called The Magic Harp. Through fairy stories and fun sing-alongs, children and the young-at-heart will learn about music history and instruments from around the world.  All participants get to be part of a magical band! 

The Festival will close with a faerie parade along the harbor and up to Circuit Ave.  Wear your faerie finest and join the parade!

Schedule (subject to change)

10:00 William Waterway Marks- Native American Flute

10:30 The Misfits of Avalon

11:15  Andrew Martzell of Shire NOLA Studio

11:15 Silly Billy Boston’s Magic Show

12:00 Ritual led by Jacki Smith “Find Your Fairy Ally”

12:30 Jenna Greene

1:00 Animal Balloons for kids by Silly Billy Boston

1:15 Pat O’Brien

1:30 Margot Datz “ A Chat About Romance And Your Inner Mermaid”  and booksigning.

1:45 Mike Martin

2:30 The Fireflys

3:00 Faebotica

3:15 The Magic Harp- children’s music workshop

4:00 Bradigan

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