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Firefly Annual Gathering 2024 – NC

July 16 - July 21

$100 – $400
Firefly Annual Gathering NC

Each summer hundreds of people come together in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of western North Carolina for the Annual Firefly Gathering, the largest earthskills gathering in the country. Skilled instructors, artists, musicians, speakers and thinkers co-create this experience to expand our capacity to live well with one another and our beloved Earth.

With over 300 hundred diverse classes to choose from, days are focused on deepening our relationship with the wisdom and rhythms of nature. Both classes and youth programs dip into the deep wells of ancestral knowledge, inspiring learning, play, and sharing skills that all ages can integrate into our daily lives and communities.

Evenings are filled with live music, poetry, stories, dancing and drumming under the moon and stars, opportunities to connect, and of course–the fireflies–who dazzle us with their beautiful display of light as they find each other in the darkness! For many, coming to The Firefly Gathering is a life-changing experience that they return to year after year.

Knowing reconnection to be a powerful force for change, our classes offer the opportunity to touch, taste, see, smell, hear and fall in love with the living world. Each year, more than a hundred experienced and engaging instructors come from around the country to share their expertise at the Firefly Gathering. With acknowledgment and gratitude to the generations of wisdom keepers who preserved these skills through time, classes at Firefly (such as firecraft, herbal medicine, storytelling, foraging, basketry, hide tanning, and bow-making) offer ancient and unifying pathways to help us co-create a sustainable future.

Full Passes include all nine class sessions, camping for the duration of the event, and live evening entertainment between July 17-21 with arrival day on Tuesday, July 16th. With our final class session on Sunday, that means five full days of Firefly!


Firefly Gathering
PO Box 18758
Asheville, NC 28814 United States
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