Rainbow Gatherings are not festivals.
They’re intentional gatherings of all kinds of people who come together for a month somewhere in nature to cook together, sing around the fires, make workshops, share experiences and generally come together as ‘a family’.
Some people see the Rainbow Gatherings as a manifestation of a new consciousness as a tribe of many colours gathers to bring in a New Age upon the earth, fulfilling ancient Hopi Indian prophecies.
Others see it as an opportunity to hang out in nature for a month and have a great time.
Either way the Rainbow Gatherings are unique events in that there’s no commerce of any kind, no alcohol, and there’s nobody in charge. As is often heard in the Rainbow: ‘if you see a job – it’s yours!’
Rainbow Gatherings usually last for a month (a cycle of the moon) and are held all over the world and are particularly strong in Europe. There are regional Rainbows in many countries and also a European Rainbow Gathering which moves country each year.
Here is a book about the Rainbow Gatherings in Europe with some chapters online.
Rainbow Gatherings in 2021
We’ve summarised here some rumours about gatherings but make no promises for where, when, what or how they will be! You may need to register at the forums to see the info…more gatherings coming soon – check for updates!
Gran Canaria Rainbow Gathering 12 January – 11 February
A gathering in Gran Canaria. The organizers say, “Let’s celebrate ourselves, life and everything in between.”
Rainbow Gathering Morocco 13 January – 11 February
Near Tafraout Sidi Ali. Bring warm clothes for the cold nights.
Turkish Rainbow Gathering 13 March – April 12
Spanish Equinox Healing Gathering No dates yet
A mini-gathering held in Catalunya.
Middle European World Peace Gathering No dates yet
Possibly in Austria as the disaster of 2016 has already been forgotten apparently..
Middle East Rainbow Gathering – yet to be determined where…
European Rainbow Gathering in France 9 July – 8 August
This was a huge gathering 15 years ago or so when the European Rainbow was last in France.
The World Rainbow Family Vision Circle 8 August – 7 September (the 2020 event is postponed to August 2021)
Seed Camp will begin 24 July, 2021.
Albanian Rainbow Gathering No dates yet
You can also find info in the Albania Rainbow Facebook group – I still remember the mood of celebration in a vision council when they prohibited Rainbow’s presence on Facebook. It was like banning the rain from the full moon celebrations.
And though it’s not a Rainbow Gathering we, the team behind this site, also run the Road Junky Festival of Creativity (3-11 July in the Czech Republic which also has loads of music around the fire, creative workshops etc
Likewise for the Sahara retreats in Morocco each winter..