There's no need to limit oneself to just a single celebration of the joyous festivities of Beltane. This late spring rite which for many Pagans commemorates the union of the Lord and Lady is full of traditions which bring communities together. Activities like building and jumping the Beltane fire, dancing around the maypole, and electing a King and Queen who are handfasted or wedded and preside over the ceremonies.
The Long Beach Pagan Meetup group as a whole is hosting a number of Beltane celebrations, including Beach Cities Beltane. On Sunday, May 4, join fellow joyful celebrants at a private location near the juncture of the 605 and 405 freeways. Please join the Meetup group to RSVP and receive information about the exact location of the event. Festivities get underway at 5p and will continue until 9p.
Friends are gathering together for a picnic, to dance around a Maypole, and to enjoy a bonfire later, although most likely no jumping over will occur. A King and Queen of May will be elected and will lead the activities. The ritual begins at 6p sharp, and attendees are asked to bring a food item to contribute to the potluck, and a blanket or chair to sit on for comfort.
To RSVP, please join for free the Long Beach Pagan Meetup group, and click the 'Yes' button to indicate that you are coming, and to select how many guests you may be bringing with you. All are welcome to come and celebrate.