Things to See and Do
The Marketplace After Dark
This year we once again will be hosting premium activities during our After Dark hours, featuring more intense workshops, rituals, bellydance hafla, and a Festival of Colors Masquerade Ball with your favorite bands playing! Come enjoy the workshops, music, dance and more!
Learn Something New
With over a dozen classes, lectures, and workshops, you're sure to expand your knowledge. Listen to lectures by author Ellen Evert Hopman, herbalist Wendy Fogg, or astrologer Dorothy Morgan. Learn the secrets of the Native American flute, chakras, the Norse runes, or shimmy and shake with an introduction to belly dance.
Enjoy Live Performances on Our Main Stage
Musical offerings from Celtic harp and folk, to native flute and drum, to world-renowned singer-songwriters and belly dance--the Main Stage is the entertainment hub of the Marketplace.
Our local chapter of Spiral Scouts will be on hand Saturday and Sunday to do some arts and crafts with the kids. There will also be a story telling session each day. For the grown up kids, check out the stringbound books workshop.
Heal with Sound
Come immerse yourself in the Synergy of Sacred Sound, guided Meditation with gongs, crystal and Tibetan bowls, rhythm of drums, rattles and more. Connect to your body, mind, spirit and heart. Safely explore the magic of your inner self and the beauty of the outer Universe.
Get a Psychic Reading
With dozens of techniques from Tarot and oracle cards to palmistry and aura photography, even spirit guides and animal communication, you're sure to find just the right person to help you with the answers you're looking for.
Walk the Labyrinth
Walk the labyrinth in this After Dark workshop and experience the meditative magic of the labyrinth. Beautifully setup in the Movement studio with candles and music bring the experience to life.
Get a Henna Tattoo
Ancient Fire Henna offers temporary tattoos using a traditional henna method. Henna is a paste made from the henna leaves laid in intricate patterns on the skin. The paste is left to dry and then scraped off, leaving a stain that darkens to a dark coffee color in a few hours. With frequent moisturizing with a natural oil like olive oil, the henna stain can last up to 3 weeks. Henna is different from tattooing in that there is no invasion of the skin with pigment with a needle, it is similar to frosting a cake, and is painless and quite relaxing.
Relax With a Massage
Find Massage by Rassa In the Reader Room. Enjoy an ergonomically designed chair that allows the therapist to access the muscles of the neck, back, shoulders and arms, or feet and calves for an more complete massage experience.
Heal with Reiki and Reflexology
Have a Bite to Eat
The Marriott Courtyard offers two dining options for Marketplace patrons- For those who don't want to miss a moment of the faire, a concession stand will feature a selection of ready made sandwiches, snacks, and beverages to grab and go. If you'd prefer a leisurely sit-down meal, try the cafe, located just inside the hotel- There's even a Starbucks.
Shop the Magickal Marketplace
The core of our event, the Marketplace features scores of the finest artisans, crafters, and merchants from New England and beyond. You'll find everything from clothing and jewelry to magickal tools and ritual objects, to bath and body products, statuary, kitchenware, original artwork, and much, much more. Don't forget to get your souvenir tote bag or water bottle at the entry booth!
Relax and Stay the Night
If you're exhausted after a long day, or don't want to drive back home, the Courtyard offers a special rate for the Marketplace. Take a dip in the indoor pool or relax in the hot tub, or get a good workout in the fitness center. The hotel also offers free WiFi connectivity, breakfast, an on-site restaurant and lounge, and many other amenities.