Tryon to welcome summer with inaugural Solstice Celebration

Published 11:47 am Friday, June 16, 2023

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Free event to be held Wednesday, June 21 in Rogers Park


TRYON—Rogers Park will be filled with music, laughter and good vibes to welcome warmer weather during Tryon’s Summer Solstice Celebration. This free, family-friendly pop-up festival is set for Wednesday, June 21 from 4 to 8 p.m. 

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The event will feature a variety of vendors from the Upstate and Western North Carolina, with products ranging from locally-grown fare to unique wellness products and hand-made art.

The festival will also feature children’s activities including story time led by The History School. At 4:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m., and 6:30 p.m., the musical duo Red Rock Hill will read stories and lead children in a songwriting and musical activity.

Elise Fillpot, PhD, Founder and Director of The History School will lead a free story time and songwriting session for children during the Summer Solstice Festival.

Additionally, Foothills Movement of Tryon will offer a free yoga demonstration led by Certified Yoga Instructor Julia Petty. The children-friendly yoga sequence will be held on the stage at the Rogers Park amphitheater at 6 p.m. Interested participants are encouraged to bring a yoga mat.

The Celebration will also offer concessions and local music. There is no cost to attend.

The summer solstice, falling in mid-June each year, marks the longest day of the year and the start of summer.

Samantha Reid of A Fairytail Hair creates a magical look for festivalgoers. Reid will be onsite for the inaugural Summer Solstice Celebration.

“I was thrilled that local businesses and vendors wanted to try something new to mark the start of summer,” said Tryon Downtown Development Association Director Michelle Newman. “Rogers Park is the perfect venue to get families outside to enjoy a relaxed, weeknight event.”

The first annual Summer Solstice Celebration is sponsored by Tryon Downtown Development Association, with support from Back Alley Boutique & Bud Bar and A Soul Edit.

Rogers Park is located at 55 W. Howard St. in downtown Tryon. For more information visit