summer solstice celebration
with the 7th annual Fairy House Festival
featuring Lehrer Dance
noon to midnight, Artpark will transform its grounds into a Summer
Solstice Festival! The Summer Solstice heralds the beginning of summer,
and represents a time of fulfillment. From New Year's resolutions to the
big goals in your life, the Solstice is a time to celebrate the
achievements you've made, and acknowledgements for the future.
June 17, 2017
Fairy House Festival
houses designed and constructed by both professional and
non-professional artists of all ages, community groups, schools,
families and individuals.
your own, build or discover small 'fairy dwellings' throughout
the Artpark woods.
Participate in craft activities, potion making and more (Noon-4:00pm).
To participate with your own fairy house, see below for registration information.
Summer Solstice Celebration
Watch Artpark transform into a Summer Solstice Festival
with a performance by Slyboots,
spoken word artists, dancers, aerialists, and more performances.
The Summer Solstice Celebration is directed by Jon Lehrer and
Kate LoConti, Western New York's most
respected and innovative artists.
Lehrer Dance, Buffalo's
very own professional & international touring dance company, will keep the audience on the edge of their seats in this special Mainstage
Theater performance at 7pm. Their world-renowned repertoire will shine, embodying
their trademark fusion of athleticism, artistry, and accessibility.
"Lehrer Dance took the house not so much by
storm as by quantum physics. Jon Lehrer's strikingly original choreography transformed the stage into an
energy field of super-charged particles." - Dance Magazine
After party & Moon Dance
following the Lehrer Dance Mainstage Theater performance, an after party
with live music by Slyboots and libations will take place on the
Then for the especially devoted Solstice fans still seeking
more, join us for a latern-led moon dance into the woods
Noon- 4pm 7th
Annual Fairy House Festival (Artpark Lower Park)
Solstice celebration (Artpark Emerald Grove)
Dance (Mainstage Theater)
to midnight after-party (Theater terrace and Artpark woods)
Tickets & Day Passes
(Fairy House Festival and Summer Solstice Celebration, Noon- 7pm)
$20 Day Pass (Admission to Festival, Lehrer Dance performance and all events, good Noon-midnight)
All ticket prices include parking
*Children 3 and under free admission for Festival and
Summer Solstice Celebration only, all ages require a ticket for the Mainstage
Purchase tickets here
can also be purchased by phone at 1-888-223-6000, in person at the
Artpark Box Office (Mon-Fri 10am-4pm) and at the entrance to the
Fairy House Registration
Artpark is inviting schools, organizations, families, groups and artists to create fairy houses to be featured in the Fairy House Tour at the
Prizes will be given to the top 3 houses, selected by Artpark. One
grand prize of a $300 Artpark Gift Certificate, one second place prize
of a $200 Artpark Gift Certificate, and one third place prize of a $100
Artpark Gift Certificate will be awarded at 3pm during the Festival.
Registration deadline is May 15.
Click here to register for the Fairy House Tour