Let’s gather a midsummer’s night to celebrate the deliciously lazy-hot nights of summer, light, music, community, nature, and other things of general awesomeness! Minor Mishap Marching Band will provide the booty-shaking soundtrack.
****COME BY LAND OR BY BOAT **** That’s right. You can do this in a boat. (And you should, ’cause that would be awesome)! You can reserve a boat for the group paddle portion of this event here: http://summersolsticepaddle.eventbrite.com/
Friday, June 21st
Parade line up: 8 pm, Parade rolls: 8:30 pm sharp! Parade ends: 9:30 pm
Activities: booty shaking, parade of light
All ages welcome!
Location: line up starts under Barton Springs Bridge.
Map of parade/performance route:
PLEASE MAKE LANTERNS! You are the main source of beauty and creativity for this event. We’re hoping a whole bunch of folks will make lanterns (be creative, there are a million ways to approach this) and carry their own light with them in the parade. Won’t that be beautiful? Due to the drought, there is a burn ban in effect, so let’s make beautiful diffusers for flashlights! It’s safer, easy, and kid friendly. (Yes, you can come without a lantern, if you run out of time to make one).
KID FRIENDLY! EVERYONE WELCOME! People of all ages are most welcome! The trail is an improved, fairly smooth, gravel trail, and should be navigable by people of most mobilities. The walking route is short: .6 mile total loop, and is entirely on the hike and bike trail.
***Please stay on the trail. There is a lot of poison ivy in the brush off the sides of the trail.***
GROUP PADDLE AND BOAT RENTALS!
This route is intentionally along the water, and includes performances under the Barton Springs Road Bridge, on the small foot bridge near Barton Springs Road, and a 20-30 minutes set at Lou Neff Point, **facing the water.** We are hoping a significant part of the parade participants will participate IN BOATS, ON THE WATER!
The Texas River School has offered to lead a group paddle as part of the event! Additionally, the money from your boat rental will benefit the Texas River School, which educates kids about river safety. Rad! https://texasriverschool.org/
Boat rentals are from the Rowing Dock, 2418 Stratford Drive, to the event and back. The paddle from the Rowing Dock will depart at 7:30 pm, and will return to the Rowing Dock immediately after the end of the performance, at 9:30.