Faeries are Coming to Greensboro

Enjoy a mystical experience as you wander through "A Midsummer Night’s Dream" to welcome summer


Image by Karine Thoresen

Anyone in your family a fan of faeries? A couple of years ago, I began collecting them. I've got several that hang out in my office with me while I work as well as a few located throughout our home. Several also adorn our outdoor herb garden. A set of faery doors would be the perfect addition to my collection. 

My faeries don't walk, talk or fly. Although, there's a little part of me that hopes they will attract real faeries to live among our butterfly bushes and flower beds. It's the same part of me that holds out hope that faeries exist. That corner of my imagination, which probably never aged past 7 years, is quite excited about the prospect of mingling with faeries next month. That's when Greensboro Summer Solstice Festival comes to the Greensboro Arboretum. 

Faeries in GreensboroThe family-friendly festival to welcome summer attracts about 8,000 attendees. And while they are important, faeries aren't the only attraction at this annual event. Visitors can expect to enjoy eclectic world music, a parasol and puppet parade, a drum circle and a butterfly release. The faeries will be flitting and floating around as they work the festival crowds. They take pride in sprinkling magic and bringing together people of all colors, ages and interests to celebrate the longest day of the year. You'll be able to find them amongst over 100 local entrepreneurs, who will set up shop to display their art, promote their businesses and educate the public — this is an earth-centered, volunteer driven celebration.

Greensboro Summer Solstice ParadeYou should also know that the faeries are most grateful to their Triad-area fans for their ongoing support of such a creative and inspiring event. Their focus has always been to highlight local entrepreneurs and talent so that they may continue to prosper and revitalize the community. The Solstice Dream Team promises a magical memory for thousands of children and adults.

And I've spoken directly to the Head Faery. She assured me that heading out to the arboretum for this event would provide a mystical experience, much like wandering through "A Midsummer Night’s Dream." With plenty of culinary and beverage options available for purchase, I may have to drag Hubby and some of our friends out and make an evening of it. We might even get a jump on our holiday shopping as we peruse the vendors. Maybe I'll even find a new faery to add to my collection.

For more information, visit greensborosummersoltice.org.

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