COVID-19 UPDATE. Public gatherings through the end of May 2020 are cancelled. For ceremonies, our members plan to perform OBOD's Solo Rituals at the same date and time that we had planned to gather. For moots, we will adopt an online conference model, probably Zoom. For gatherings planned in June and after, we're waiting to see if stay-home orders will be extended that far. Email us for more info on any events.
Visitors may attend our social moots and public ceremonies; please email us for details of the location.
Private ceremonies may be attended only by members. How can you become a member? Meet with us at any three public events, and if you and we agree it's a good fit, you can join! Membership FAQ
Ceremonies, Moots and Festivals
This year, some of our members are planning to attend OBOD and neopagan festivals, if they haven't been cancelled. These are marked on our calendar below in green.
|Moon talk||Sun, Jan 19th||afternoon||Private, at a member's home|
|Imbolc||Sun, Feb 2nd||morning||Open to visitors, at a member's home.
|Water weaving ritual||Sun, Feb 23rd||afternoon||Private, at a member's home|
|Equinox||Alban Eilir||Sun, Mar 22nd||morning||Public gathering cancelled; rites performed individually from home.|
|Social||Sat, Apr 11th||afternoon||Zoom|
|Beltane||Sun, May 3rd||morning||Public gathering cancelled; rites performed individually from home.|
|MAGUS||Thu, May 14th - 17th||multi-day||Postponed till 2021; Gore, VA|
|Untamed||Fri, May 29th - 31st||multi-day||Postponed till 2021; Berthoud, CO|
|Social||Sun, May 31st||afternoon||Cancelled|
|Solstice||Alban Hefin||Sun, Jun 21st||morning||Open to visitors with face masks; in a public park in Arvada|
|Air Weaving ritual||Sun, July 12th||afternoon||Zoom|
|Lughnasadh Games||Sat, Aug 1st - 2nd||overnight||Private, at a member's home|
|Dragonfest||Thu, Aug 6th - 9th||multi-day||Virtual|
|Social||Sun, Aug 30th||afternoon||Zoom|
|Elemental Workshop||Fri, Sep 11th - 13th||multi-day||Private, at a member's home|
|Dragon Oak||Thu, Sep 17th - 20th||multi-day||Open to OBOD members; Milford, PA|
|Equinox||Alban Elfed||Sun, Sep 20th||morning||Open to visitors; at a public park, Arvada|
|Fire Weaving ritual||Sat, Oct 10th||afternoon||Zoom|
|Samhuinn||Sun, Nov 1st||evening||Private, at a member's home|
|2021 Planning||Sun, Nov 22nd||afternoon||Zoom|
|Solstice||Alban Arthan||Sun, Dec 20th||morning||Open to visitors; at a public park in Arvada|
|Drumming Up the Sun||Mon, Dec 21st||sunrise!||Open to public; at Red Rocks Amphitheater|
A Moot is a meeting of grove members to perform a group practice, or just to have social time. Visitors may meet us at Social moots.
What are the Lughnasadh Games? In 2018, we held a day-long event that included friendly competitions of knife-throwing, axe-throwing and archery, plus labyrinth-walking, drumming, and more, followed by a potluck feast, culminating in a marvelous Lughnasadh ceremony, with representatives from three OBOD groves. Overnight camping was also an option for those who came from far away. The second annual games in 2019 were also a great success, even extended the second day to host micro-workshops to learn or create. This event is for members only.
At the Elemental Workshop, grove Druids will teach a weekend intensive workshop on Earth, Air, Fire, Water, and Spirit, diving deep into their symbolism and energies, exploring how to work with them in our lives. This event is for members only.
Drumming Up the Sun is a unique opportunity--each winter solstice, over a hundred people gather before dawn in the upper rows at Red Rocks to drum our hearts out in anticipation of the sun's return. Bring your djembe, bodhran, dunun, doumbek or tambourine and join in this joyful celebration of the great wheel turning. This year our Yule ceremony falls on the same date, so we'll plan it to mesh with this early event, yet you can attend either one or both according to your desire. This event is open to the public.
For more information, send us an email at [email protected]
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.