Summer Solstice Celebration fans can’t get together on State Street for the annual parade this year, however they will be able to revel on any street for a virtual festival, with the theme “Beautiful Earth.”
The community is invited to participate in the “virtual Solstice Parade” by sending up to a 20-second video of themselves or up to a 90-second video of a group or ensemble, or a photo, that will be edited together to go live at noon June 20.
“We will be hosting a delightful, energetic, brightly costumed and magical Virtual Solstice Parade,” said Robin Elander, executive director of the 46th annual Summer Solstice Celebration in a press release.
“We will be kicking off the parade at noon June 20,” she said. “Our master of ceremonies and artistic director, Riccardo Morrison, will be your host. Our artists are busy creating and we need you to get busy creating, too.
Elander said Solstice fans should get their costumes out, get their dance moves on, knock the dust of their ukuleles, rev up their vocal cords, gather up the kids and four-legged furry friends, and create some awe-inspiring moments of magic and be part of the celebration. “We can’t do it without you,” Elander said.
“If watching the parade is more your style, we welcome you to be a spectator,” she said. “Send us a picture of you or your family waving or saying ‘happy solstice’ in your favorite lawn chairs.”
Solstice fans can see a demonstration video at: https://youtu.be/ATvGBchQ6g
For more information, contact Elander at [email protected]
Posted May 25, 2020.