Written by Danica Nuestro
Photo credit: Serenity Gathering
With a successful festival run in 2016, and after taking a hiatus last year in 2017, Serenity Gathering is back and better for their 5 Year Anniversary on April 27th-29th! With this year, Serenity aims to focus on curating a conscious space that encourages art, music, encouragement, and positivity amongst all individuals and attendees.
The last Serenity Gathering was held in Southern California’s Joshua Tree down in Yucca Valley, but this year Serenity has moved to a new venue up in Northern California, which they believe to be a venue that aligns well with the festival’s purpose and imagination. This location is Woodward Reservoir, right in the heart of Central Valley in Oakdale, CA. Oakdale is known for its diversity in industry and agriculture so it’s no surprise that Serenity has chosen this location to celebrate diversity and positivity on the Full Moon of the Scorpio. Woodward Reservoir provides thousands of reservoirs and acres in addition to a beautiful marina, which is perfect for camping and recreation.
Serenity Gathering has released all three phases in their lineup and it does NOT disappoint. With G Jones and Ott headlining, as well as the Moontribe Collective Full Moon Takeover, Serenity Gathering has given us such a diverse and well-rounded lineup for all to enjoy and experience. For some artists, this will be their debut Serenity performance, and for others it will be their only California, West Coast, or even US performance the entire year! That’s more than enough reasons to not miss this kind of lineup!
Curated by the great Nikki Nerida, this year’s dance performances promise to be incredible. Notable performers for this year’s Serenity Gathering include the Santa Barbara Hoop Collective, Jessica Cooper and Rosalia Webster of BiG SuRCuS, Celsius Maximus, Matt Vine, and more! Several of these performers have had the blessing and opportunity to showcase their years of flow arts experience nationally and worldwide, from Burning Man and now returning as veterans for the 5th Serenity Gathering.
The 5th Anniversary of Serenity Gathering will be held from April 27 to April 29, 2018. 3-Day Passes are still available here through Eventbrite and parking passes are still available to purchase as well so don’t miss out! Still on the fence? Check out their latest video below!