Carnation Block Party: Summer Solstice Celebration Set for June 22

The heart of Carnation will come alive with the sounds of music, the scent of delicious food, and the sight of vibrant crafts as the community gathers for the 7th Annual Carnation Block Party on June 22nd.

The festivities will take place at the Tolt Commons from noon to 9 pm, celebrating the Summer Solstice with a day full of family-friendly activities and entertainment.

A Day of Fun for All Ages

The event, put on by the Lee Arts Foundation & Morgan Henley Presents, is free and open to all and promises a variety of attractions to delight attendees of all ages. The day kicks off with a morning yoga session at 11 am—participants are encouraged to bring a towel or mat. Throughout the afternoon, families can enjoy art activities, browse through food and craft vendors, and relax in the beer and wine garden.

Stellar Music Lineup

Music lovers are in for a treat with a lineup of fantastic performances on the Snoqualmie and Tolt River stages. This year, the festival proudly welcomes Khu.éex’, an Indigenous band known for their powerful blend of storytelling, activism, and music that keeps tribal culture and endangered languages alive.

Other notable acts include Cedar Teeth, Orville Johnson, Peter Ali, Vibemind, Home Before Dark, The Deacon Raleigh St. James, and Daniel Enciso. Special performances by Red Eagle Soaring and Ignite Dance Carnation will add to the day’s diverse entertainment.

Event Schedule

  • 11 am: Yoga (bring a towel or mat)
  • 12-5 pm: Family Art Activities
  • 12-9 pm: Music and Entertainment
  • 12-12:30 pm: Peter Ali
  • 12:35-12:50 pm: Red Eagle Soaring (Snoqualmie Stage)
  • 1-1:25 pm: Deacon Raleigh St. James (Tolt Stage)
  • 1:35-2:20 pm: VibeMind (Snoqualmie Stage)
  • 2:30-3 pm: Ignite Dance (Performance on ground)
  • 3:10-3:55 pm: Home Before Dark (Snoqualmie Stage)
  • 4:05-4:30 pm: Daniel Enciso (Tolt Stage)
  • 4:40-5:40 pm: Orville Johnson (Snoqualmie Stage)
  • 6-7 pm: Cedar Teeth (Snoqualmie Stage)
  • 7:30-9 pm: Khu.éex’ (Snoqualmie Stage)

Community Support

This event would not be possible without the generous support of local sponsors and donors. A special thank you goes to Carnation Farms, whose rich history and commitment to community engagement have made them a cornerstone of the area since 1908.

Their sponsorship, contributions from various local businesses, and grants from 4Culture, the Paul Allen Accelerator Grant, and the Alan Painter Community Service Grant ensure the continuation of this beloved community event.

Join the Celebration

Bring sunscreen, a beach towel, and an appetite for fun as the Carnation community celebrates the year’s longest day. The weather is expected to be perfect for outdoor activities, making it an ideal time to connect with friends and neighbors. After the main event, the festivities continue with an after-party at Pour House Pete’s starting at 9:30 p.m.

Mark your calendars and prepare for a day filled with music, art, food, and community spirit at the 2024 Carnation Block Party Summer Solstice Celebration!

[Featured Image Credit: Morgan Henley Photography]

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