Beltania is a 4-day retreat, camping festival, and musicfest to celebrate Beltane, also known as May Day. It is geared towards those who practice an Earth-honoring religious or spiritual path. We welcome all who wish to express their support of diversity, freedom of expression, and worldwide peace and harmony. Learn More about our purpose, who attends, and who organizes Beltania.
All are welcome! It is geared towards those who practice an Earth-honoring religious or spiritual path. We welcome all who wish to express their support of diversity, freedom of expression, and worldwide peace and harmony. In addition to Pagans, the festival attracts many people who consider themselves spiritual but not religious, atheist, Buddhist, Christian, Earth-centered, and more.
It’s a community event that brings people together in celebration, learning, and community. It’s also a fundraiser that supports Living Earth Church and its year-round work in Denver, CO, including funding Living Earth House which provides affordable housing to several residents and workshop/meeting space to the alternative/Earth religions community.
It’s hard to be a newcomer to anything. Our first priority is to make YOU feel welcomed, wanted, and a part of our community. Very often people tell us that coming to Beltania or any Living Earth event feels like coming home and that it’s so easy to meet people. Visit the Rainbow Welcome Center, or show up at any scheduled event like a workshop or ritual, and you’ll find open arms ready to greet you. If you’d like a more private experience then camp further out or get your own cabin room. If you want to meet people, camp in a more closely-packed area or get a bed in a shared cabin room or yurt. Know that you can come as you are, dressed however you wish, expressing yourself authentically and you’ll be accepted.
Pets are not allowed. Read about our Service Animal policy.
The festival is very family friendly! Bring your kids and camp in any general camping area or stay in a yurt or cabin. We even have a family-friendly cabin specifically set aside for families. We’ve drastically expanded our children’s programming so there are kid-friendly things happening from morning to night.
We do not provide any babysitting and parents are asked to monitor their children at all times. Children’s activities require parents to attend with their children. If you’d like to attend activities without your kids, we recommend pairing up with another family and sharing childcare or bringing your own babysitter.
The Wild Woods and Wild Hall are off limits to those under 18 for those guests who prefer a kid-free festival experience.
Alcohol is not allowed in any community space but is allowed at private campsites. Illegal drugs are not allowed. Marijuana is legal in CO and we ask that it be treated the same as other smoking, which cannot happen indoors and those who partake must use one of our smoking tents away from minors. Nudity is allowed after dark in the adults-only Wild Woods camping area. Read more about our policies in the Festival Survival Guide.
On our outdoor stage there will be dance, poetry, and other performances. Read More Here
You can tent camp, bring an RV, stay in a yurt, or stay in a cabin. Commuting is also an option or you can stay in a nearby hotel. Read about Lodging Options or for the most complete information see our Online Registration – Lodging Options for prices, floorplans, and more. Only tent camping or commuting is included with admission. Additional fees apply for RV space, yurts, or cabins.
Yes. There is a fee for space in the RV parking areas, required for vehicles that do not fit in a regular 12′ parking space. Read more about RV Parking and generator rules here or purchase an RV space here.
There are designated areas for camping, including general camping, adults-only Wild Woods, Sanctuary Camping for a more quiet experience, and more secluded camping areas. View the Grounds Map for locations. Park no more than 5′ off any road and walk in to camp where you wish or camp right by your car.
Yes. We do recommend staying onsite for the full experience but you can do whatever you like. We do not have any specific hotel partners. Please keep your wristband on for easy and quick re-entry.
Yes! There is a bathhouse with hot showers in the Yurt Village area, along with a water spigot for filling your containers. Other restrooms and port-a-johns are located throughout the grounds. Those staying in cabins have two bathrooms in each cabin for the exclusive use of those renting the cabin rooms.
Meal tickets are available for pre-purchase by May 2. No cash sales of food onsite. Read more about food, including the menu, in our Festival Survival Guide.
Lots! Workshops, drum circles, concerts, rituals, temples, sweat lodges, merchant’s row… and so much more! Read about it in our Spaces and Traditions page, learn about our special guests and the various workshops and rituals, learn about performers, or view the Master Schedule of Events to see it all.
You can wear whatever you want. Some people do, others don’t. You’ll see everything from regular camping gear to Renaissance Fair and other costumes to Bohemian and Burning Man garb to magical and ceremonial regalia to jeans and t-shirts. We ask that you prepare for any weather; see our What to Bring list on the Festival Survival Guide.
Expect 0-90 degrees and any weather. See our Festival Survival Guide for complete information and weather reports as well as what to bring.
The Wild Woods camping area is for adults only. The Wild Hall drumming and dancing at night is only for adults. Any workshops for 18+ or 21+ will be indicated clearly in the program.
We have full-time Access Coordinators who are dedicated to making Beltania accessible. We recommend reaching out before Beltania at email@example.com for the best assistance, or ask the Gate staff or any staff member to help you.
We have an ADA-accessible yurt and Tannenbaum cabin is also accessible lodging. While many of our buildings for workshops are older, historic buildings without ADA-certified restrooms, all activities are taking place in areas generally considered accessible and we have found that guests with significant mobility issues report they manage fine.
YES! Very much so. Our programming has greatly increased due to some AMAZING volunteers. We have a LGBTQIA sweat lodge, Mead-n-Meet, Soup Social, a parade with the kids, and so much more. The Rainbow community are our Keepers of the Ribbons for the maypole dance and have a special place in the maypole processional. We have an entire venue dedicated to welcoming everyone; our Rainbow Welcome Center with its own dedicated staff. Contact Allarewelcome@beltania.org for more info and to volunteer.
Scholarships are available with a deadline of January 15. Read more about Scholarships.
Discount tickets are available if you buy early. View the Ticket Prices page for deadlines. Join the staff for half price or free tickets, if you are willing to attend staff meetings throughout the year and commit to 20-40 hours of volunteer work or more.
Any adult staying for a 3- or 4-day admission pass is asked to contribute 2 hours of volunteer time. Sign up at the entrance gate. See our Festival Survival Guide for complete information.
Visit our Merchant Page to learn more.
How do I purchase tickets?
Visit our Online Registration Page to get tickets. Or, you can purchase tickets at the gate when you arrive, cash only. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with your questions.
Yes. You just need their full names as shown on ID and you will need to give them a copy of the order confirmation email so they can check in if you are not arriving together.
All purchases are non-refundable. There are no paper tickets; all admission tickets are e-tickets so just show your ID at the gate and it’s helpful to have your confirmation email. If you can’t find this, log in at http://beltania.org/home/shop/my-account/ using the login and password you created when buying your tickets.
Meal Tickets are the only paper ticket we sell. Please treat these like cash as they are NOT replaceable for any reason. You’ll pick up any pre-purchased meal tickets onsite.
Purchase early for the lowest price, but you can purchase any time online or for cash only at the gate when you arrive.
See our Contact Us page to help you connect with the right person.