Events & Programming

See the Dayton Pagan Pride Day Home Page for more details.



2014 Schedule

Time Event Location
10:00 am Opening Ceremony and Ritual (6th Night Grove) Ceremony Area
10:30 am “Inter-Faith Marriages” Moon Tent
10:30 am “Public Ritual 101″ Sun Tent
11:30 am “Spirituality vs Magic” Moon Tent
11:30 am Community Discussion:
“Bridging the Gap among Pagans and non-Pagans”
Sun Tent
12:30 pm Main Ritual (Chalice of the Willow) Ceremony Area
1:00 pm Flag Game Ceremony Area
1:30 pm First Raffle Pull Shelter Area
2:00 pm Performance: Blackthorn and Laurel Shelter Area
3:00 pm “Music in Pagan Paths” Moon Tent
3:000 pm “Understanding Your Dreams” Sun Tent
4:00 pm Second Raffle Pull Shelter Are
4:30 pm Closing Ceremony (Dayton Pagan Alliance) Ceremony Area

Events Running Throughout the Day

Altar Walk
A yearly favorite, we invite groups and practitioners in the area to set up small altars out in the open with an informational paper explaining the significance of each altar setup and theme. Past years have included druid, thelemic, wiccan, eclectic, goddess, and even dragon altars!

Pagan Book Swap
Visiting from the Cincinnati Pagan Pride organization! Do you have a book that you no longer need? Or do you somehow have 2 of the same book? Bring it to our Pagan Book Swap. For every book you bring to swap, you take one from our collection. If you don’t see a book that you want and just want to donate the book, you can do that, as well. New to Paganism and just need a book to help you get started? See if we have a book that will help.
**Books must be Pagan-related. Adult and Children’s books welcomed
(See more details at their website: http://cincinnatipaganpride.webs.com/)

Informational Booths
Multiple organizations in the area will have their own information booths near the welcome booth. If you’ve ever been curious or would just love to see what’s already established in the area, stop on by!

DPA Tarot Reading Booth
Another yearly event, the Dayton Pagan Alliance will have a Tarot Reading booth where you can have a reading done for you. Look for the booth next to the picnic shelter.

Vendor’s Row
We’ve been blessed to have a number of vendors interested in appearing to sell their wonderful wares! Do take the time to wander through vendor row on the way to a panel – there’s always a great variety of items! This year’s vendor row will line up along the tree line.

Food Vending
What would a festival be without food? Look for the food vendors near the parking lot.

 

Rituals

Opening Ceremony
led by the 6th Night Grove

Main Midday Ritual
led by the Chalice of the Willow

Closing Ceremony
led by the Dayton Pagan Alliance

 

Presentations

Inter-Faith Marriages
presented by Rev. Tina M. Musgrove

Public Ritual 101
presented by Tina Porter

Spirituality vs Magic
presented by Sheila Blanchard

Music in Pagan Paths
presented by Dawn
Experiencing music in a spiritual format: the neuroscience connection between serotonin levels, spiritual experience (much akin to shamanistic practices), and musical playing, listening, or creative interpretation (dance)

Understanding your Dreams
presented by Diane Thorne

Flag Game
led by Sheila Blanchard
Sheila’s back leading the flag game for fun and community! An interactive DPPD favorite, Sheila will call out which flag to go to based on your path, your background, what you like, maybe even what you’ve read, like to wear, or if you have pets! You never know what the next call will be – join in for a great time getting to know others in the community.

Community Discussions

Bring your thoughts and ideas and share with others!
Planned Topics:
- Bridging the Gap among Pagans and non-Pagans