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Beltane Community Open Day

  • Venue: Calton Hill
  • Date: 29 Apr '17
  • Time: 13:00 - 16:00
  • Price: See website for details
  • Venue Address:
    Edinburgh, EH7 5AA

  • Child Friendly

Event Details

On Saturday 29th April – the day before Beltane – the Beltane Community are opening up the Hill with our family-friendly event. It doesn’t matter if you’ve never been to festival before or you’re a long-time Beltaner, or even one of our performers; this day is for everyone. Drop in at any point or stay for the duration!

It’s a chance to celebrate the birth of Summer and find out more about the famous Beltane Fire Festival, which takes place the following day. Explore the changing seasons and the meaning of the festival, with storytelling from key Beltane characters and walking tours of Calton Hill to help you make the most of the big night. There will be music, a chance to try out traditional skills (from fire-making to crafts), and Beltane fun for children (5+, accompanied by their adults) too.

What to bring: your wishes for the year ahead, donations for our buckets, wood for the following night’s Beltane bonfire (if you like), a picnic, and a flask of tea to keep you toasty!

* Storytelling
* Kids Activity Zone
* Drumming Workshops
* Kids Parade
* Live Music
* History of Beltane talk
* Neid Fire workshop
* Walking tours
* Woodland Trust
* Wishing Tree


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