Rites of Spring

Rites of Spring 39 ~ May 24-29, 2017

We gather once again to celebrate the sacred Earth and the turning of the seasons in the mountains of western Massachusetts.

Weave the web of community
Share in ancient traditions and new rituals
Learn through workshops and dialogue

Sacred fires burn,
Drums echo the rhythms of life and
Dancers join the sparks flying toward the sky.
Young people come of age with the community's blessing

Lasting friendships form and families grow as we come together in community - learning, making music, celebrating with ritual and sharing our joy.


The EarthSpirit Community and Tamelin Productions invite you to join us for the thirty-ninth annual Rites of Spring -- a gathering open to all who celebrate the sacred nature of the Earth. At the end of May, every year since 1979, our community has re-emerged as 500 participants from all over the United States and abroad come together to live and learn, work and play in a setting apart from our everyday lives.

Rites of Spring offers a week filled with over a hundred workshops, rituals and performances. As our circle fully opens on Wednesday and grows still more on Friday, together we form a vibrant and joyful living community that expands outward with us when we leave.

When we go, we carry home new perceptions about each other and the world, as well as personal commitments to making a difference in the world around us based on the strength of our spiritual connection with our community and with all of life. We know that we build our future on this sacred Earth together.

In the two days before the full gathering begins, we hold the Village Builders' Assembly. We invite up to 100 people who have attended Rites of Spring at least once before to be part of this special time devoted to creating a beautiful and magical space for our week together. Please follow the link to Village Builders' Assembly for more information.

Join us for what promises to be an inspirational and joyful Rites of Spring.

Carrying the pole


This year we are pleased to feature Sharon Knight.
Others featured presenters coming soon.

Join Us!

Registration Information
Meal Plans
Village Builders Assembly
Rates and Application Forms
Financial Assistance
Culture and Policies
Contact and Confirmation

The Program

Community Participation
Program Overview
Special Events
Program Proposals

The Community

Presenters and Performers
Children & Teens
Young Adults
12 Step Information

The Location

Our Site
Cabins and Camping