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  • Please join us for the 2018 Summer Solstice on Saturday June 23rd, 2-10PM.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    When is the Greensboro Summer Solstice Festival?

    We hold the festival on the Saturday closest to the actual date of the Summer Solstice. The 2018 festival will be held on Saturday, June 23rd.

    Is there an entrance fee?

    Yes, there is a $5 entry fee for adults and children 13 and over. 12 and under are free.

    What are the hours of the Festival?

    2pm-10pm – We’ll have 3 stages of music, vendors and entertainment galore between 2-8pm. From 9:15-10pm, feast your eyes on our Fire Show Finale!

    When is the Parasol Parade and Drum Circle?

    The Parasol Parade is from 5:30-6:00pm and the Drum Circle is from 6:15-7:00 – The parade will kick off at 5:30 at the main stage in Lindley Park and wind it’s way over the bridge into the Arboretum, ending in the Butterfly Garden, where the Drum Circle will begin at 6:15.

    Are pets allowed?

    We discourage bringing pets due to the large crowds and extremely high heat that is typical of the day. We love our furfriends and feel they are safer at home. For the comfort of all festival goers, we also ask that you leave reptiles at home.

    How do we get to the Festival/Where do we park?

    The Festival is located in Lindley Park and the Greensboro Arboretum. The Directions page has information and links to Google maps: http://www.greensborosummersolstice.org/directions

    What is your policy on weapons?

    Swords and the like can be part of a costume, however, due to the large crowds and abundance of children, we ask that you not play fight with them.

    Is the site handicap accessible?

    Yes, the site is handicapped accessible, nearly all flat with minor dips and rises. Please note that the festival takes place in a park and arboretum and that the predominant surface is grass. There are paved paths that wind through the Festival. There is a reserved parking area near Lindley Park for handicap vehicles.

    What type of dress is appropriate?

    We highly encourage dress-up, but please keep it appropriate, as this is a family-friendly event!

    When is a certain performance happening?

    The performance schedule will be available through the Schedule/Directions page after the schedule is finalized (probably a couple of weeks before the festival).

    Do I need ID for the beer and wine tents?

    Yes, you will need to provide ID in order to get a bracelet allowing you to purchase alcohol.

    Where are the bathrooms located?

    Lindley Park has restrooms near the fence for the ball fields and we’ve added additional portable restrooms next to them. There are also additional portable restrooms conveniently located in the Arboretum. Please see our site map below for location.

    Lost and Found

    Lost and found (including children) is located at the Faerie Central tent near the bridge between Lindley Park and the Greensboro Arboretum.

    How can I be a part of the Festival?

    You can volunteer for a shift (or multiple shifts!), be a sponsor, or even make a donation that will go towards paying our performers and keeping this festival going! We are also looking for vendors and musicians. Applications and registration forms are located under the Registration tab of our website: http://www.greensborosummersolstice.org/registration

    I am a musician/performance artist and I want to busk, does the Greensboro Summer Solstice allow that?

    Yes! We love buskers and the energy and creativity they bring to the Summer Solstice. Due to the number of stages and layout of the Festival, we have to limit the number of buskers we have and will determine the area accepted buskers are allowed to set up, in order to make sure that your performance does not overlap with our scheduled performances. Please fill out the Busker application found at: http://www.greensborosummersolstice.org/busker-application

    If you still have a question, please use this form to contact the Greensboro Summer Festival or call 336-339-1828!


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