The Goddess Festival, the local music and crafts event that debuted at Meridian Park last August, is coming back this coming weekend, Saturday, August 25th to Lower Woodland Park. Says they:
THE GODDESS FESTIVAL: PARTY WITH A PURPOSE
A Community Festival For All Ages Utilizing Local Entertainment and Carnival Games to Raise Money For Three Seattle Nonprofits Benefitting Youth, Family and Seniors.
In a city full of progressive residents who take pride in localism, Tara Babette Shuttleworth of “Babette’s Events” is evolving this neighborhood pride into a “party with a purpose.” The Second Annual Goddess Festival will take place in Seattle’s Lower Woodland Park on August 25th, 2012 to bring together the community and create a unified inspirational heartbeat. Live music, local artists and vendors, performance workshops and a Kid Zone with its own root beer garden will demonstrate to festival-goers that through this heartbeat, we can heal and transform our larger community by generating positivity and strength in numbers.
When you enter the picturesque landscape of Lower Woodland Park nestled near the southwest corner of Greenlake, you can’t help but feel the inspirational magic of this natural setting. While the event is free and open to the public, as you laugh your “Goddass off” to favorite acts such as Jet City Improv and shake that Goddess booty to funk masters Marmalade, proceeds from carnival games and the local wine, beer, and root beer garden as well as the Giving Tree Donation Bin will benefit three non-profits supporting youth, family, and our seniors. The three non-profits benefitting from the event include Savor the Sound, The Wallingford Community Senior Center, and FamilyWorks and were chosen because they provide education and support to all aspects that nourish a strong community. Adults and children of all ages will be reminded that you can party for pleasure while you party with a purpose.
At 7:00 PM, local musicians and dancers have created a song with a choreographed dance that we will ask all festival goers that day to be a part of. This community performance called “The Moon Dance” will encourage all festival goers that day to raise energy directed to our youth, family, and seniors to exemplify the belief that in each of us is an amazing healer.
The first Goddess Festival had some first-timer bugs to work out, such as competing sound systems, low attendance and perplexed parents, but hopefully they’ve shaken those out of the system this time around. The final line-up of performers and the schedule have not yet been announced.