GoddessFest is an annual event held in Boise at Julia Davis Park, on the banks of the Boise River, that aims to honor spirituality, peace and joy. The festival is organized by the Golden Thread Grove Church ATC of Boise. Throughout the festival, participants can engage in community and learning with the thousands of other people who attend. The event is open to people of all walks of life. Diversity is welcomed.
The Goddess Festival in Boise is a gathering of locals and visitors that strives to promote a sense of acceptance, personal growth, love and peace. All participants are invited to take advantage of workshops and other creative exercises that encourage joy and help people identify their personal gifts. The festival organizers want the positive ideals at the festival to spill into the community at large.
GoddessFest takes place over two days in the summer. At the time of publication, the event was held during the last weekend in July. Events begin mid-morning and continue until late evening on Saturday, and from late morning until early evening on Sunday. A full itinerary for GoddessFest is available on the event's official website (goddessfest.org).
What to Do
A variety of events and workshops take place over the course of GoddessFest. You can take advantage of passive entertainment like live music and belly dancing shows or activities that require you to take part, like laughter yoga. Other activities include workshops on embracing your inner actor, a presentation on healing crystals and courses on making goddess dolls. A spirit area is available for personal prayer and reflection, and psychic readings are offered.
What to Buy
Each year the GoddessFest includes vendors such as candle companies, jewelry makers and booksellers. Vendors selling healing crystals, art and earth-friendly accessories like cloth shopping bags are commonly found at GoddessFest. A limited number of food vendors are also at the festival, some with international cuisine. Vendors change from year to year.