Summer Solstice brings Fairyfest to Lakewold Fairyfest is back with a fabulous line up of family-friendly activities to make your weekend magical

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Fairyfest Weekend, June 21-24, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (open until 6 p.m. on Saturday June 23 and Sunday June 24) is the time to experience the magic of Lakewold Gardens at 12317 Gravelly Lake Dr. SW, Lakewood. Lakewold will be host to dance, music and art. Explore the gardens and discover hidden treasures and fairy houses. Test your skills with a scavenger hunt for a special treat. Indulge your creative side with art projects, selfie stations and so much more.

Events for Fairyfest 2018:

June 21-24, All Day
Fairy House Friends
Folklore says that fairies return to their favorite gardens each year! Visitors strolling in Lakewold Gardens for Fairyfest will find evidence of their return. Sharp eyes will spot fairy houses along the walkways. Under trees and shrubs and even hanging from branches, magical creations of nature’s wonders found by fairies to make their homes will delight children and adults alike.

The Fairy Store
Dedicated to lightening hearts and spirits by bringing fairy magic into the world, The Fairy Store will join us with an array of fairy products which inspire, entertain, enlighten and bring fun and beauty to wherever you are. Do you believe in fairies? We do.
Located at 2202 84th Street South in Lakewood. The Fairy Store has been in business for more than 10 years. Their mission and goal is to provide an exciting and ever-changing selection of fairy products, from the traditional and classic, to the most recent releases, to unique and one-of-kind pieces. They strive to seek out and find quality craftsmanship and fairy artisans from all over the world. For more information, visit efairies.com.

Forest Fairy Bakery
All natural, local, and sure to delight! Forest Fairy Bakery bakes everything from scratch. Delight your tummy with artisan breads, gourmet cookies, cakes and organic granola available for purchase.

Thursday, June 21:
Tara Thomas-Sanderson
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The author and illustrator will be on hand to talk with fans.

Fairy Princess Dance Class
11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
Join us in the library courtyard for a 30-minute princess ballet class. Dancers of all ages and experiences are welcome.

Twisted Knickers
1-2 p.m.
Twisted Knickers is full of witty and fun-loving folk who live to the hilt. Bill “Falstaff” Cochell is the leader of the intrepid band. He plays lead guitar and does vocals. Patrick Fletcher plays fiddle and vocals (he is called “Mr. Magic Fingers”), Serena Zane is the female vocalist/violinist, and loves to get her knickers in a twist. The band plays Celtic, shanties, pirate tunes, and filk music.

Elemental Impressions
2-3 p.m.
Elemental Impressions is a gathering of various musicians to create songs of the fairy realms. David plays multiple instruments to create many of these songs. Enjoy a touch of magic with these songs about the fairy realms.

Mystery Soda
3-4 p.m.
An acoustic-ish rock band with influences from psychedelic, folk, and punk rock. Their lyrics are often humorous and sometimes spiritual and living in the realms of the faerie folk. If you like to laugh and dance, this is the band for you.

Friday, June 22:
Mr. Bubbleman
11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Join us as we present Mr. Bubbleman! This one-hour show, great for children and adults, will delight you with song, laughter, and of course, bubbles.

Fairy Princess Dance Class
11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
Join us in the library courtyard for a 30-minute princess ballet class. Dancers of all ages and experiences are welcome.

Storytelling with Ruth
2-3 p.m.
Ruth Haring of Dolls and Toys Northwest will entertain you with talk of international folklore of fairies. It will be a fun history lesson of fairies, leprechauns, gnomes and more.

Saturday, June 23:
FaeAnn’s Fairytales
10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m.
Fairy FaeAnn will regale you with tales of the faerie realm. Join her in the library courtyard (weather permitting) for magical stories about the fairy people and more.

Twyla Eddins
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Tywla Eddins, Puget Sound’s premier grand concert pedal harpist, has played all over Europe and now brings her talent to the Puget Sound region.

Green Fay
2-2:45 p.m.
Green Fay is a musical interpretation of all things wild and magical, sacred and soulful – at times hauntingly melodic, other times raw and edgy.

Fairy Cupcakes with
Just Call Susan
10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Not just fun to eat, they are also fun to make! Join Susan of Just Call Susan for an interactive cupcake decorating experience.

Amy Brown
10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Fantasy artist, Amy Brown, resides in the Pacific Northwest along with various annoying house goblins and garden trolls. In 1994 she began painting fairies. It did not take long for her to become completely entangled in the magic, myth, and wonder surrounding these mysterious creatures. More info can be found at amybrownart.com

Herb Leonhard
10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
In a career spanning more than thirty years as a professional illustrator and graphic designer, Leonhard has illustrated more than thirty books and has earned numerous awards and international acclaim.

Specialty Floral Design
10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Tara Dixon of Specialty Floral Design will be on site making floral wreaths and rings. They are the perfect complement for young fairies to explore the gardens with.

Carol’s Art Gallery
10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Carol’s art is sure to bring some magic to your day. Her handcrafted fairy gardens, houses and accessories are the perfect complement to any fairy family.

Charisma School of Dance
Noon-2 p.m.
Enjoy the fairy dancers of Charisma as they charm in the gardens. Founded in 1997, Charisma students are taught dance techniques needed to be successful, and in an atmosphere that is welcoming, loving and caring. For more information, visit charismaschoolofdance.com.

Sunday June 24:
Lakewood Family YMCA
FLY Dance Team
They flit, they float, they Fly! Enjoy the artistic styling of the Fly dance team from the Lakewood Family YMCA as they move through the gardens. Catch a performance on some of their favorite routines on the brick walk, and learn how your child can get involved in the arts.

Celtic Treble
3-4 p.m.
A dynamic Celtic music trio. Annie, Denise and Jon are sure to delight with their earthy beats, soulful strings, and flying fingers.

Amy Brown
10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
See above.

Hearthstone Fables
10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
In the magical world of Hearthstone Fables, Kristin Haakenson seeks to express her passion for faith, nature, and mythic storytelling through art. She aims to create simple, quiet narratives that convey a sense of wonderment at the sacred world, with the various flora and fauna of nature weaving enchanting stories together.

Specialty Floral Design
10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
See above.

Carol’s Art Gallery
10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
See above.

Quintessential Arts
10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Beautiful nature-inspired handmade jewelry crafted by an herbalist. Each piece is unique and made with respect for Mother Nature.

For more on Fairyfest 2018 visit lakewoldgardens.org or facebook.com/events/1567632190025416.

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