Celebrate the most magical night of summer under a full moon at the 7th Annual Midsummer’s Night Dream & Spectacle—in the Florida Keys most enchanting forest, The Key West Tropical Forest and Botanical Garden, Saturday, June 22, from 5 to 11 p.m.

Since ancient times, Midsummer’s has celebrated the power of the sun. Now in its 7th year, the Midsummer’s Night Dream & Spectacle was created to highlight the Keys creative community—to give artists a voice and platform to share the power of their visions. Everyone attending is invited to be a co-creator at this colorful and spontaneous festivity–a wonderland of costumed revelers, interactive art projects, and multiple stages featuring artists of local and national renown.

Arriving merry-makers will be greeted by faery-winged sprites, sprinkled with rose petals and provided a glass of champagne or non-alcoholic bubbling beverage. This year’s Spectacle includes a Grand Dream Mural Project, a Dream Poetry wall, Fringe Theatre Shakespeare drama, aerial artistry, fire dancing, ballet, and a roster of Key West’s best musicians, singers, sculptors, painters, poets, and storytellers. Food and beverages will be available for purchase throughout the event.

Attire ranges from Key West cool to Midsummer’s Magical, with a King and Queen of Midsummer’s Night chosen from among the best costumed.  Admission is $15 for adults; children under the age of 12—and all Centennial Bank customers who present their Centennial Bank debit card—are admitted free.

Presented by Centennial Bank, created and produced by arts and community development advocate Michael Shields, and co-produced by the Key West Tropical Forest and Botanical Garden, Midsummer’s Night Dream & Spectacle benefits the Forest and Garden. “Midsummer’s Night celebrates the summer solstice,” said Shields. “It’s a time when the veil between this world and the next is thin, and powerful forces are abroad. On Midsummer’s, legends hold that one can gain the powers of a bard – or on the downside, end up utterly mad, demented, or whisked away by spirit faeries. Romances flourish, affairs are begun, mystery and mischief abound. It all begins with a dream. Come watch the stars or share your own.” For information contact Michael Shields at 305-394-3804 / [email protected] / keywestupdates.com.


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