2023 Events

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All ceremonies are planned in outdoor settings. Occasionally, a potluck meal may follow. Please see our Health and Safety page for guidelines on gatherings.

Visitors may attend our moots and public ceremonies; please email us for details of the location. A moot is a meeting of grove members to perform a group practice, or just to have social time. Moots are often online, as it seems more convenient for many people's schedules. We welcome input on themes or activities to do during moots!

Private ceremonies may be attended only by people who've met with us at any three public events.

 

Ceremonies
Moots
Festivals
January 2023
Imbolc
Sunday Jan 29
11 am - 1 pm
A public park in Arvada
 
Ceremony

Brighid's Flame: Transformation, Healing, Rebirth

February 2023
Moot
Date TBD
(time)
(place)
 
Moot

March 2023
Alban Eilir
Sunday Mar 19
11 am - 1 pm
A public park in Arvada
 
Ceremony

Spring Equinox – Ostara

April 2023
Moot
Date TBD
(time)
(place)
 
Moot

Topic is TBD.

Depending on the topic chosen, we may change the location to meet outdoors in person, and/or the time of the moot.

Bealtienne
Saturday Apr 29
(5 pm ~ 7 pm)
(A member's home in Boulder)
 
Private Ceremony

Beltane, with two traditional fires, in the bright early evening

May 2023
Moot
Date TBD
(time)
(place)
 
Moot

Topic is TBD.

Depending on the topic chosen, we may change the location to meet outdoors in person, and/or the time of the moot.

June 2023
Friday June 2–4
Pine, CO
Festival

A new pagan festival to resume the celebrations of Beltania.

This festival's debut has been postponed since 2020 due to Covid.

Alban Hefin
Saturday Jun 24-25
6 pm + overnight
Crann na Cailli grove in Greeley, CO
 
Ceremony

“It is at this time that the Druids hold their most complex ceremony. Starting at midnight on the eve of the Solstice, a vigil is held through the night – seated around the Solstice fire. The night is over in a matter of hours, and as light breaks, the Dawn Ceremony marks the time of the sun’s rising on this his most powerful day.”

Contact us for further info.

Thursday Jun 29 – Jul 2
Bangor, PA
 
Festival

OBOD member-only retreat (this festival replaces OBOD's long-running East Coast Gathering that ended in 2017)

Regisration.

July 2023
8 weekends Jun–Aug
Larkspur, CO
 
Festival

Colorado Renaissance Festival

Held each weekend, for 8 weeks from June till August.

Likely weekends for Grove members:

  • July 8 or 9: Celtic weekend
  • August 5: Time Travelers and Final Huzzah
Moot
Date TBD
(time)
(place)
Moot

Welcoming new visitors and talking about Lughnasadh.

August 2023
Thursday Aug 2–6
Bailey, CO
 
Festival

Colorado Dragonfest

A beloved pagan festival since 1985, Dragonfest was held online in 2020, 2021 and 2022.

Lughnasadh
Sunday Aug 6
Time 11 AM
A member's home in Boulder
 
Ceremony

The feast of Lugh – Lammas

The first of the three harvests of the year

Moot
Date TBD
(time)
(place)
Moot

This moot is reserved for members of the grove's mystery path.

September 2023
Thursday Sep 8–10
Estes Park, CO
 
Festival

Longs Peak Scottish-Irish Highlands Festival

Alban Elfed
Sunday Sep 24
11 am ~ 1 pm
A secluded grove in Boulder
 
Ceremony

Autumn Equinox – Mabon

The second of the three harvests of the year

October 2023
Moot
Date TBD
(time)
(place)
 
Moot

Topic is TBD.

Depending on the topic chosen, we may change the location to meet outdoors in person, and/or the time of the moot.

Samhuinn
Sunday Oct 29
5 pm ~ 8 pm
A member's home in Boulder
 
Private Ceremony

Ceremony of the ancestors, the final harvest, and the completion of the pagan wheel of the year.

This Samhain will mark the beginning of our grove's eighth year

November 2023
Grove Planning
Date TBD
(time)
(place)
 
Moot

Planning for 2023

December 2023
Alban Arthan
Sunday Dec 17
11 am ~ 1 pm
A public park in Arvada
 
Ceremony

Winter Solstice – Yule

Wednesday Dec 21
6 am ~ 7:30 am
Red Rocks, CO
 
Event

A yearly tradition with no official organizer.

Hundreds of people come to Red Rocks at dawn on Winter Solstice to drum up the sun for the coming year!

For more information, send us an email at flameandwellgrove@gmail.com

Location

Our grove serves members along the Colorado Front Range (US) including the Denver and Boulder metropolitan areas. We hold most of our public ceremonies in Arvada, and private events at member's homes from south of Denver, up to Boulder, and into the foothills.

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