Come join us for a FREE community event that is family friendly and open to EVERYONE to attend!
Jacksonville Pagan Pride Day is aimed to provide a safe and fun environment to help spread accurate information about earth-based religions, build community, support local charities, and aid in activism of Paganism and religious tolerance. For those that are of a Pagan religion, it helps to foster your identity and provide educational and community sources of support and guidance. For others, this event helps you to better understand your Pagan family, friends, co-workers, neighbors, etc.
Festivities include educational workshops and demonstrations, local vendors, music, Pagan covens and groups, local nonprofit organizations, charity drives, rituals, and more!
Event is rain or shine with vendors both indoors and outdoors, flowing from the ballroom to the beautiful fountain courtyard and front patio.
Jacksonville Pagan Pride Alliance, Inc is a 501c3 subordinate group of the Pagan Pride Project. It is locally coordinated by Sanctuary: Realms of Spiritual Growth, an open Pagan group.
Opening ritual will be performed by Pillars of Prophecy at 11 am and Closing ritual will be performed by Compassion League Temple at 5 pm!
Caitlin Leopold Art and Design, Moonraven Apothecary, Rae Razel Costumes, Develins Designs, Twisted K Rocks, Body and Soul, A Company of Angels, Art by Rachie, Thornewood Studios, PlanetShelly, Kryja’s Kreative Korner, Artz Fartz Petz, Soap Bomb, Amethyst Prince, Wednesday Tarot, Davas Candles, Bodhi Tree, Maywood Designs, Dragonfly farms, Góðan Daginn, Belham Herbals, Bravos Basics, Familiar Finds, and TriLuna Treasures!
Tim Miles Concessions and Mama’s Food
Pagan Covens and Groups
Sanctuary: RSG, Chosen Path Church, JaxCUUPS, Compassion League Temple, Heart of Manannan, Olympic House of Venus Hathor, Pillars of Prophecy, DragonStone Circle, Whisperers of the Waters, and Everglades Moon Council Covenant of the Goddess
Nonprofit Organizations and Groups
Bringing Food Forests to NE Florida, Jax Community Meetup/Twitch, Phoenix Festivals, and Pagan Florida Gathering
11: 20 am Wicca 101 with Lady Autumn Rayne – This workshop will cover the basics of Wicca. Topics to be covered: * Definition and meaning of Wicca. * Ethics and etiquette * Lord and Lady * Traditions * Tools * Pantheons * Circle construct and meaning * Elements
11:20 am Norse Paganism: fact and fiction with Jay. Open forum discussion separating Norse Paganism facts from fiction depicted in media such as “History’s Vikings” and “The Marvel Universe” Jay will discuss what they got right. Wrong, and the half truths that have brought new interest in the old Norse rites.
All Day JaxPPA Children’s Crafts with Volunteer Michelle J – Please note that parents and child guardians will need to accompany your children and those in your care at all times while at the Kid’s workshop station.
12 pm Gemstone grids by Twisted K’s – How and why we use them.
12 pm Shadow Work with Chosen Path Church – Explore the nine Monads and understand how knowing your Monad will impact your own Shadow Work. Shadow Work is the preparatory work for a Soul Retrieval. Several meditations will be provided to assist your Shadow Work.
1 pm Witchy Drag Show by Hecate & London Givenchy
1 PM Rupert’s Tales and Tunes with Kyrja Kreative Korner – Join Rupert the rabbit in this brand new, interactive story-time workshop as he learns that the Element of Fire has a lot of surprises in store for him! When Leon the lizard stays out after the sun has gone down, in “Some Like it Hot,” he is very cold. Luckily for him, Rupert is nearby. Flare the firefly is an old friend of Leon’s who comes by, glad to see that, this time, he is safe and warm. Grandmother Spinner isn’t far behind to help explain why the Element of Fire is the realm of action, putting words into deeds, and so much more. Become a Friend of Rupert by singing along with Kyrja about bubbles, birds, and wriggly things! Many surprises are in store for everyone who joins us.
1 pm Wands with Góðan Daginn – Wands and their attributes
1 pm Mysticisms, Magick and More Q&A with Bodhi Tree – An educational Q&A session with our resident Wiccan Charles Martell. Meant to answer any questions pertaining to the various spiritual practices and traditions that he has researched from his studies of comparative religions at UNF as well as demonstrating the healing and useful capabilities of Tarot/Oracle card readings and Nordic Rune Castings for any and all who wish to participate.
2 pm The Folk Method for Creating Herbal Tinctures with Body & Soul – Tinctures are a long-lasting way to reap the benefits of herbal bounties. They’re stronger than making an herbal infusion (tea) or decoction (herbs boiled in water). You can add drops to tea, water, smoothies, bath water, toothpastes, shampoo, body lotion & oils, recipes, and much more or take them straight. in this class you’ll learn the classic way to make tinctures, experience beautiful-smelling herbs and taste our teas. Come relax with herbs with us!
2 pm Energy Generation Through Movement with Olympic House of Venus-Hathor
3 pm Court of the Dead: Path of Necromancer with Sanctuary: RSG – Learn about this new tradition based on working with Death deities, ancestors, and other spirits using ancient techniques and traditions.
3 pm Wednesday Tarot – Astrology in Tarot- there will be a limited run of zines for attendees!
4 pm Pillars of Prophecy – Journey into the Psychic World with Paolo Santo Explore psychic phenomenon in this interactive workshop as you journey with Paolo, into many of the unexlpained Spiritual Sciences. See Live Demonstrations of these Psychic Feats.
4 pm Florida Pagan Gathering – Meditative Mandalas: Use materials to create a personal mandala after taking a meditative journey.