To provide a spiritual space for Pagan community members to rekindle their fires.
To celebrate the fertility of life, regardless of spirituality or lifestyle, creating a welcoming and safe community that encourages sustainable environmental practices.
What We Do
Blue Ridge Beltane seeks to provide educational workshops, community gatherings, social events, and arenas for artistic and spiritual expression.
We sponsor, host, and/or participate in events and activities that promote community mindfulness, spiritual growth and awareness, and environmental awareness.
We welcome all genders, all gender histories, all races, all ages and sexual orientations, and all those differences of life situation, background, and ability that increase our diversity.
Learn more about us here.
Blue Ridge Beltane Festival Board & Planning Committee Response to the Events of May 2020
Blue Ridge Beltane is a community-based organization that has grown and deepened our ties with each other since 1995. For over 25 years, programming and leadership has changed to align ourselves with values found in a variety of Nature Spirit paths.
Nature teaches us that diversity, inclusion and boundaries are basic principles for nurturing strong ecosystems. In human nature, we value and strongly affirm our support for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC), people of all genders, and the LGBTQIA+ community. We meet at a crossroads of love, respect, and compassion, growing and changing with internal and external awareness.
Throughout the year we work to co-create:
- A welcoming and safe spiritual space alongside and with BIPOC members of our community, informed by their wisdom and leadership.
- A candid community space for learning from and leaning on each other to have conversation in spaces built by our community such as the Altar to Justice and Peace.
As the Blue Ridge Beltane Board and Planning Committee, we are guided by our Mission Statement of inclusivity which affirms our stance of anti-racism, anti-bullying, and anti-discrimination.
We invite you to join us in our renewed commitment to introspection, education and action in the ongoing pursuit of anti-racism, social justice and equality. And in this spirit, we offer you the Blue Ridge Beltane ALTAR FOR JUSTICE & PEACE: a space dedicated to supporting our journey towards these values as a spiritual community.
With love to our beloved community,
The Blue Ridge Beltane Board and Planning Committee