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. Beltania attracts many people who consider themselves Earth-centered, alternative, neo-Pagan, spiritual but not religious, atheist, Buddhist, Christian, Earth-centered, and more.
Here we use the term ‘pagan’ to mean anyone who practices an Earth-honoring spiritual or religious path or who recognizes the feminine aspect of the Divine, or who not a member of one of the five major religions of the world. Pagans aren’t anti-Christian and Pagans don’t worship or believe in the devil, which is part of the Christian pantheon rather than any Pagan pantheon. Beltania is held at a United Church of Christ owned facility. Learn more about the modern Earth Religions movement here. style=”fancy”]
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.
This is now a drug, tobacco, and alcohol free event. We understand that alcohol, tobacco, and marijuana are legal in Colorado however our policy has evolved to be more family-friendly, safe, allergy-conscious and inclusive of our young people. This is a private ticketed function and we ask that anyone wishing to come to Beltania choose not to use these substances at our event. Those who have a prescription for marijuana, please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org when you get your tickets, and smoke only in your vehicle. Clothing is required in all public spaces and there are no age-restricted areas, so please ensure that all behavior meets ‘PG’ guidelines. Read more about our policies in the Festival Survival Guide.
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 will be a very few tent sites available near Inglis Hall and between cabins. View the Grounds Map for locations. Park no more than 5′ off any road.
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.
In 2018, all meals will be included with admission. No cash sales of food onsite. Read more about food, including the menu, in our Festival Survival Guide.
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.
Not in 2018. We are revamping our programming to be more inclusive of all ages at all times.
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.
All adults are asked to contribute 2 hours of volunteer time. Sign up at the entrance gate. See our Festival Survival Guide for complete information.
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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.
Purchase early for the lowest price. Registration ends when tickets sell out or by May 2, whichever comes first. We will not be selling tickets at the gate in 2018.
See our Contact Us page to help you connect with the right person.