Niagara Summer Solstice

2016 Summer Solstice, Drumming Down the Sun

This event is accessible19 th annual SUMMER SOLSTICE


One Solstice, One Lake, Three Beaches

Monday, June 20, 2016

7:00 p.m. – Sunset

7 p.m. -Yoga on the Beach

Please bring a yoga mat, or blanket and a small donation. No experience needed, beginners welcome!

8 p.m. – Sunset Drumming

Loonie Donation with portion going to the Niagara Land Trust. No experience needed!

Niagara Summer Solstice DancingThis event is being held Rain or Shine. If it rains, gather in the shelter of the pavilions at Charles Daley and Lakeside Parks. The event will be cancelled at Ryerson Park on Niagara Blvd because there is no pavilion.


  • Lakeside Park, Port Dalhousie, past carousel on beach
  • Charles Daley Park, West Beach
    (gate locked at 10:00 p.m.)
  • NOTL Location – Ryerson Park, Niagara Blvd

Lakeside Park, Port Dalhousie, past the Carousel on the Beach

Join Andrea Lynn Dragicevic from Ganga Moon Yoga from 7~7:45 p.m.

Charles Daley Park, North Service Road, west of Seventh Street, “West Beach”

There are a few wheelchair parking spaces – when you enter the gate, go to the left branch straight toward the lake – accessible parking spaces are on the right.

Yoga from 7~7:45 p.m. Drumming from 8pm – 9:30pm

Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ryerson Park, Niagara Blvd.

Please join Claire Matthews from Yoga Truly from 7~7:45 p.m.

More Important Information

Come to watch – or bring a drum – or anything to shake & rattle!

The Summer Solstice the longest day of the year, has long been held in high esteem by many societies around the world. Join our community drumming circle to celebrate this day. There are no benches or seats, so bring a lawn chair or blanket if you’d like to sit, but be prepared to dance!

This family event has been held at Port Dalhousie’s Lakeside Park since 1998 and has grown to become a gathering of over 300 people. Our drumming circles flow off the sidewalk which allows for participants in scooters and wheelchairs. It has become a wonderful, magical experience, despite occasional parking challenges. In 2009, we expanded our Drumming Down the Sun to this neighbouring beach at Charles Daley Park in Jordan (Town of Lincoln) to give families the choice of beaches to attend. Parking is easier here but there is a bit of a walk to get to the beach. Lincoln’s lovely sandy Lake Ontario beach has a grassy verge before the beach which provides accessibility for participants in scooters and wheelchairs.

Thanks to Niagara-on-the-Lake resident Loretta Pietrobon we have expanded to NOTL 🙂

One Solstice, One Lake, Three Beaches

Co-ordinated by Carla Carlson, Niagara Nature Tours

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