Rainbow Gatherings are not festivals.
They’re rather spontaneous gatherings like an ephemeral village in Nature with no formal organisers and no monetary exchange. People dance around the fire, cook together on wood fires, make acoustic music and generally have a good time as a family of many colours.
Some people believe the Rainbow Gatherings are the fruit of an ancient Hopi Indian prophecy as a new consciousness arrives on the Earth to show us a better way to live.
Others see Rainbows as a chance to be in nature for a month, make lots of music and meet some great people.
Rainbow Gatherings are something quite unique and no one returns from one quite the way they were before. They depend on all those present getting involved somehow and it’s often said ‘if you see a job – it’s yours!’
Lasting for a cycle of the moon, Rainbow Gatherings can be found across the world and here we’ll list some of the Gatherings to be found in Canada, the US, Central and maybe even South America in case your path takes you that way.
Here is a book about the Rainbow Gatherings in Europe with some chapters online.
Rainbow Gatherings in the US, Canada and Central America 2020
All we’re doing here is gathering rumours and information we find online – we make no promises for its accuracy! You might have to register on some of the forums to get access to the location info. We’ll update as often as we can!
Canadian Rainbow Gathering in Quebec 19 July – 17 August
This is the first national gathering in Canada to which all Canadian Rainbow tribes are invited
Canadian Rainbow Gathering in Ontario 17 August – 17 September
Somewhere near the Algonquin Park. There’s also an Ontario Rainbow Family group on Facebook for more info.
Although no one could ever represent the Rainbow Family online, you can find webpages with information about local Rainbow Gatherings in the US here.