2020 Events

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.

Ceremony Moot Festival Date When Where
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]

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.