Solstice Concert & Celebration

The Friends of the Rawlings Conservatory and The Friends of Druid Hill Park present a suite of events celebrating the Solstice. The Friday night jazz concert at the Conservatory features saxophonist Gregory Thompkins and friends. Monday features a hike and a party at the reservoir with a roaring fire, hayrides, food, and more fun! 

Friday, June 17, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., concert at the Rawlings Conservatory outdoor garden – Gregory Thompkins and friends are back this year!  Food and drinks will be available for sale, so bring a little cash, and a blanket or chairs. The Conservatory will remain open until 7 p.m. Sponsored by the Friends of the Rawlings Conservatory.

Monday, June 20, 6:30 – 11 p.m., Solstice Celebration with the Friends of Druid Hill Park
6:30- 8:30, explore Druid Hill Park on the Friends of Druid Hill Park/Baltimore Rec and Parks Solstice Hike, a 6 mile hike exploring the “back hills” of the park. Hike begins at the H. P. Rawlings Conservatory and ends at the Solstice Celebration at the Druid Statue. 
8:00 – 11:00 Party at the Reservoir. 
 Join the Friends of Druid Hill Park at the Green Man Sculpture (along the Druid Hill Reservoir) for a roaring fire, tales, hayrides, tarot card readings, and music all focused on the solstice. Oh – and some seasonal refreshments too! On this magical night, take a mystical journey (hayride) to the Moorish Tower and cast golden flowers and herbs into the air from the hill. Watch them land and envision your buried talents – and on the shortest night of the year, may this journey empower you to realize your hidden potential! $5.00 per person. All proceeds benefit the free programs and concerts at the Druid Hill Farmers’ Market.