Midsummer's Day

June 22nd

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    Please join us for our annual celebration of the summer solstice!

    BSC members and friends are cordially invited to celebrate the beginning of summer with a lhasang, potluck picnic, nature hike, pie contest, fun and games. Come one, come all—families, children, and leashed dogs! (There is a great walk for dogs directly across the street).

    Chögyam Trungpa initiated the Midsummer’s Day festival in the late 1970s, encouraging the community to connect deeply with the seasons and the natural world so as to remind us of the impermanence and cyclical nature of all things. One of four nyida days, Midsummer’s Day is our annual celebration of the summer solstice, the longest day of the year.

    This year, BSC is partnering with Boulder's Green Team on this event. Inspired by the earth, we wish to strengthen our connection to it, raise awareness about climate change issues, and inspire our gardeners. Please bring a vegetarian offering to grill or share, for the benefit of the earth, animals and humans. For extra awesome points, bring food from your garden! Toss your kale or other garden greens into a salad. We are growing greens at the Center to include as well as flowers for our pollinators to share with you all. If you would like to share any starters to help members grow their own gardens, that would be amazing!

    10:30am  Setup
    11am  Lhasang (smoke offering)
    12pm  Potluck lunch—Bring greens! Quinoa! Something vegetarian!
    12:30pm  Pie contest*, fun and games (possibly face painting!), sharing starter flowers and herbs
    2pm  Breakdown and cleanup

    Please Bring:

    • Beverages (if your last name starts with A–I)
    • Side dishes (if your last name starts with J–Z)
    • Blankets, chairs, frisbees and lawn games

    *Pie Contest Rules

    • The contest is open to everyone. Limit one entry per person. Pies must be homemade.
    • Pies may be sweet, savory, fruit, cream, nut, etc.
    • We will also consider non-pie entries, including but not limited to such delectable edibles as Brown Betties, cobblers, crisps, crumbles and cupcakes.
    • Entries will be judged by such qualities as overall appearance, flavor, texture, doneness and originality.


    Do you have a badminton or croquet set? Can you assist with event setup and breakdown? Please contact Heather Locke, Director of Community Outreach at 303.444.0190 x106 or [email protected].

    Tom Watson Park, 6180 63rd St, Boulder, CO 80301
    Click here for the park's website.
    Click here for a Google map.