Join Revels Music Director Erin McKibben and special guest Josh Jenkins in a celebration of the coming of Spring. Join in singing seasonal songs, learning a traditional English Country dance, and making floral garlands, nosegays, and wreaths. The afternoon culminates in the traditional maypole ritual: two circles of participants walk in opposite directions around the maypole, holding colorful ribbon streamers and creating intricate patterns as they weave to the inside and then the outside of each other. Admission is free!
Thursday May 2nd
700 State Street
Santa Barbara, CA
Santa Barbara Revels celebrates a diverse range of cultural traditions by blending music, dance and storytelling in our staged celebrations of the winter solstice and other seasons.
We present a number of public events events throughout the year, from concerts like Equinox to more informal community pub-sings, there is always an upcoming Revels happening.
The highlight of our season is the Christmas Revels, a joyful theatrical celebration of the winter solstice that travels the world each year showcasing cultural traditions including music, dance, and folktales.