2017 Summer Solstice, Drumming Down the Sun

This event is accessible20th annual SUMMER SOLSTICE
One Solstice, One Lake, Three Beaches

Date: Wednesday, June 21, 2017
8:00 p.m. – Sunset

Niagara Summer Solstice DancingThis event is being held Rain or Shine. If it rains, gather in the shelter of the pavillions at Charles Daley and Lakeside Parks. NOTL event will be cancelled if raining.


Lakeside Park, Port Dalhousie, past the Carousel on the Beach

5:00 p.m. ~ 6:45 p.m. Lakeside Park only. Join the Hoop Jam with hula-hoops and free lessons provided by Cheryl Lynn Summach, Cher Sum Love Retreats.

7~7:45 p.m. Join Andrea Lynn Dragicevic from Ganga Moon Yoga for our 5th 'Yoga on the Beach'.

Charles Daley Park, North Service Road, west of Seventh Street, “West Beach”

Drive into Charles Daley Park and take the right lane up to the parking lot and walk to the West Beach or try your luck finding parking by taking the branch to the lake. There are a few wheelchair parking spaces - when you enter the gate, go to the left branch straight toward the lake.

7~7:45 p.m. Join Sophie Campbell, True Heart Yoga for our 5th 'Yoga on the Beach'.

Ryerson Park, Niagara-on-the-Lake

7~7:45 p.m. Join Melina Morsch from Fox Den Yoga for our 3rd 'Yoga on the Beach' in Niagara-on-the-Lake.

8 p.m. ~ Sunset - Join drum facilitator Kevin Hotte, the owner of Circular Motion Canada to find your inner rhythm.

The NOTL event will be cancelled if it rains because there is no shelter.

More Important Information

Come to watch - or bring a drum - or anything to shake & rattle!

The Summer Solstice the longest day of the year, has long been held in high esteem by many societies around the world. Join our community drumming circle to celebrate this day. There are no benches or seats, so bring a lawn chair or blanket if you'd like to sit, but be prepared to dance!

This family event has been held at Port Dalhousie's Lakeside Park since 1998 and has grown to become a gathering of over 300 people. Our drumming circles flow off the sidewalk which allows for participants in scooters and wheelchairs. It has become a wonderful, magical experience, despite occasional parking challenges. In 2009, we expanded our Drumming Down the Sun to this neighbouring beach at Charles Daley Park in Jordan (Town of Lincoln) to give families the choice of beaches to attend. Parking is easier here but there is a bit of a walk to get to the beach. Lincoln's lovely sandy Lake Ontario beach has a grassy verge before the beach which provides accessibility for participants in scooters and wheelchairs.

Thanks to Niagara-on-the-Lake resident Loretta Pietrobon we have expanded to NOTL. The drummers that attended that first year discovered that you can't see the sun set from the beach we had chosen, making "drumming down the sun" kind of hard! This year, meet at Ryerson Park, Niagara Blvd., NOTL, where we will conduct our celebration in the grassy park above the actual stony beach. If it rains, this venue is cancelled because there is no shelter.

One Solstice, One Lake, Three Beaches

Co-ordinated by Carla Carlson, Niagara Nature Tours


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