Regional Rainbow Potlucks & Drum Jams

Although I attempt to keep this list of potlucks up to date, things change, and I don't always hear about it. Correction, additions, or removals will be greatly appreciated. Please be aware than any of these informal events could stop happening at any time, so be prepared to arrive, and find nothing happening on occasion. If so, please let me know...

Arkansas
For more info, go to Kidz of Arkansas web site.
LA Drum Circle, California
Weekly drum circle at Cabrillo Beach (South Pacific Avenue and 37th Street, San Pedro) Every Sunday 6pm-11pm. All peaceful souls welcome! Bring drums, acoustic instruments, happy hugs and all good things! There are lots of fire pits, so firewood is a good thing! :) Directions: Take the 110 Harbor Freeway to San Pedro exit. Left on Gaffey Street 0.7 miles (south). Left on W 9th St 0.3 (east). Right on S Pacific Ave 1.7 miles (south). Left at Stephen White Drive (You are there!). Park wherever you can. The circle is always at the pit closest to the bluffs!
San Francisco Bay Area, California
Bay Area potlucks. First Sunday of each month at Natural Bridges State Park, Santa Cruz, CA.
Third Sunday of each month at Stevens Creek County Park, Cupertino, CA Messages: (408)241-8971 or (408)860-4362. Greater SF Bay Area Rainbow site
Jacksonville Beach, Florida
9th ave south- beach access area, please bring instruments and a vegetarian dish to share.
Lakeland, Florida
1st and 3rd Sundays of every month at lake Parker Park. take the 1st entrance and look for the rainbow. For more info, call 941-666-1060.
Sarasota, Florida.
Drum circle that happens every Sunday, weather permitting. Rainbows welcome. Siesta Key Beach, access 8.
Treasure,Island, Florida.
Drum circle that happens every Sunday at dusk, weather permitting. Behind the Bilmar resort on Gulf BLVD.
West Palm Beach, Florida.
Every Sunday behind (north of) the Dreher Park Zoo. (between Southern Blvd and Forest Hill) off I-95.
Atlanta Georgia
4th Saturday every month, 5-11 p.m. Directions are on the Atlanta Rainbow Lightline, 770/662-6112. Please bring food, music, and open heart and mind. Leave the drugs, alcohol and bad vibes at home. Drums start at dark thirty till midnight. Come early for circle and the sharing of heart songs.
Kehena Beach, Hawaii
Rainbow drum circle each Sunday at Kehena Beach near Pahoa, near Hilo- meet us there!
Kona, Hawaii
We gather every other Friday at Keea beach. bring vegetarian food, musical instruments and lots of love.
Carbondale, Illinois
Carbondale picnics for this year. First Sunday from May > September, May 4, June 1, July 6, Aug. 3, Sept. 1, 2003. The Potluck Picnics are from 1 - 5 p.m. at the Black Locust first Shelter in Evergreen Park which is open till dusk. Remember your Towel. For more info, go to http://community.webtv.net/Timeloyd/GALACTICHITCHHIKER
Baltimore, Maryland
Usually the first Saturday of the month. Call 202-pyre-mal for details.
Boston, Massachusetts
Beanbow picnics the last Sunday of every month starting on 4-28-96 until 10-27-96, from 11am to 6pm. Directions: I-93N to exit 34(rte 28N), go one mile past Sheepfold Meadow entrance until you see a Friendly's and a Mobil. Turn left, go 4/10 mile to sign for I-93. DO NOT go on highway but rather turn left, go under the overpass, and turn left into an abandoned parking lot. Follow the right-hand path into the woods until you see Rainbow rockpiles/streamers/stickers. From the north: take I-93S to exit 35, Winchester/Melrose, signs for Stone Zoo, after exit is parking lot.
Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota
3rd Sunday of every month; location is Hidden Falls during spring/summer/fall. The location is about one mile south on East River Road at Ford Parkway in St. Paul. Enter the park at the north gate. Park in the first lot. Once there, you will see a shelter. Near the restrooms will be directions to the exact location. Bring food, your own dishes, friends, musical instruments, and love. From November through March the Seward Community Co-Op Cafe has been kind enough to let us use their space. The Seward is located at 2129 Franklin Ave E in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The potlucks happen from noon to 6pm. For the April through October potlucks we met in the park where we have met the last two summers.
Missouri
Missouri/Ozarks area Drum Jams and Socials Listing. Spreading Love and Light through-out the Ozarks and the Bio-Regions. For more info, go to Ozark Rainbow Family web site.
St. Louis, Missouri
Third Sundays April - Sept. at Forest Park, site 1, across from the World's Fair Pavilion & Hippy Hill. Look for the green tarp & peace flags from noon til dark.
Springfield, Missouri
Any ya'll folks with belly buttons are welcome to come and bring yer drums and other related instruments and all good things to the Southern Missouri Rainbow Families, every monday evening starting at 7pm.Directions: Jordan Valley Ice Park Amphitheater, just north of the ominous John Q Hammons Black Tower on Trafficway / East Park Street - Bring drums, musical percussion instruments, guitars, flutes, shakers and bag pipes - something to drink, a blanket to sit on and munchables to share. There is a play fountain that has public access so bring some cut off's and a towel. Kids welcomed. We have extra drums so come join in. This is a family event.
Carson City, Nevada
Free community drum circle every 3rd Saturday of the month 7:00pm - ??? at Comma Coffee. 312 S. Carson st. Carson city, NV. PH#: (775) 883-2662 ttp://www.commacoffee.com In the summer we play outside in the courtyard in the winter we play inside. Please bring your own drum or musical instrument. However, we do share our extras. This drum circle is going on 3 years and there is anywhere between 15 - 50+ drummers , fire dancers, and belly dancers. If you want to see pictures go to the website above click on community then drummers and dancers.

Potluck community drum circle held every last Saturday of the month 7:00pm - sunrise??? Upstairs at : Java Joes Cafe. 319 N. Carson St. Carson city, NV. 89706.PH#: (775) 883-4004

Las Vegas, Nevada
Just west of Las Vegas, out in the desert there is a big place known as Calico Basin, every Sunday there is a large drum gathering and a lot of love and light to share.
New York City, New York
monthly potlucks on the 1st Sunday of each month, usually at 56 Walker Street (between Broadway and Church Street) from 3 PM until whenever. We don't hold a potluck in July, since (hopefully) everyone's at the National gathering, and we sometimes move the Potluck outdoors when the weather's nice. For more info, go to www.nyrainbow.org.
Asheville, North Carolina
Weekly Drumming Fridays in the Summer from 7pm to whenever. Pritchard Park in the center of Downtown Asheville (Where Patton and College Street intersect). Also Monday Nights at the French Broad Food Co-Op. Nice Local Article on this at http://cgi.citizen-times.com/cgi-bin/story/38526.
NW Ohio
We are having weekly drum circle on Sundays Monthly potlucks on the first Sunday. Info on NW Ohio potlucks, etc at www.geocities.com/scottiebou812/potlucks.html
Enid, Oklahoma
First Saturday of every month weather permitting. Starts at 12:00 noon to Sundown. At Meadowlake Park down the nature trail by the river. Bring food if you can, instruments if ya got 'em, picnic blankets.....and LOTS of love! (Tea would be good, too.) Meadowlake park has grills and covered picnic areas also...in case we just wanna keep on cookin'! Plenty of parking. (Lots of water and ducks there....Breadcrumbs appreciated.)
Eugene, Oregon
EUGENE AREA RAINBOW FAMILY POTLUCKS are held the the first Sunday of the month. In the warmer months they are at a local park. In the rainy months they are either held at an indoor location, or we take a break until the Spring.
For information about Rainbow events and picnics call: Northwest Lightline (503) 727-2498.
Portland, Oregon
2nd Sunday of each month. From April or May until October, they are usually held at Woodstock Park- located at SE 47th Avenue & Steele Street, on the 47th Ave. side. They begin at 2 PM Winter months bring Family together in homes or buildings that have been gratuitously volunteered.
For information about Rainbow events and picnics call: Northwest Lightline (503) 727-2498.
New Castle, Pennsylvania
Every Sunday afternoon/evening meet by the pool, please bring instruments and a vegetarian dish to share.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Monthly vegetarian potlucks. Write: Philadelphia Rainbow Network, POBox 41004, Philadelphia, PA 19127.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Monthly potlucks, usually the second Saturday of the month. Call the Philadelphia lightline at 215-701-7233, or check Philly Rainbow Family web site.
State College, Pennsylvania
Every Wednesday night. any one wishing to attend need only go to the Daily Grind and ask the hippies hanging around if they know where it is. usually, we find out until a couple of hours before it begins. other times people claim it during the circle. we start off, after most everyone arrives, with a circle and go around and say whatever it is that we need to say, then we ohm, then feast and play drums. For more info, email Dr Suitcase.
Providence, Rhode Island
POTLUCKS every Thursday at 19 Sassafras St, Providence, RI 02907 Phone-401-785-4089. Potlucks start at 7:30pm every Thursday, and all are welcome!!!
Austin, Texas
Austin Area Regional Rainbow Family (AARRF) has been having Potluck/Drum Jams on the 1st (and occasionally 3rd) Sunday of each month in Zilker park, at the Sunken Gardens, on Robert E. Lee (street), down the hill between the baseball diamonds.They usually go from LATE rainbow noon-thirty till after dark. Although dogs are supposed to be on leashes (warning tickets have been given!), food is preferred to be veggie, Drums/Percussion is the supposed norm, AND there are "NO WADING OR SWIMMING" signs posted below the "designated" swimming area..........ALL BETS ARE OFF!... as well as a lot of shirts (at least this IS legal in Austin!)
Dallas, Texas
1st Sunday Rainbow Potluck. It's still being held under the live oak trees at the Bath House, White Rock Lake on East Lawther Drive. Hours: Central Time, 3 PM to sunset; Daylight Savings Time, 5 PM to sunset. Call 214.824.2038 for info or call the Drum Hotline at (214) 823-DRUM for more details, or to leave a message. Email question to happy@drums.org, or check out the Texas Drum web site.
East Texas
Every Sunday at 4pm. East Texas Rainbow, c/o Songbird, POBox 115, Martinsville, TX 75958-0015. (409) 560-3925.
Nacogdoches, Texas
Potluck every Sunday 3:00pm til ? Hippie Church; 3-day flop; love, music & Spirit. Contact: The Little White Shack of America (East Texas Family Focalizer) 3029 Woden Road, Nacogdoches, TX 75961.
Utah
Monthly potluck and drum jam. For more info, go to the S.U.R.F. web site.
Kenosha, Wisconsin
First Sunday of the month at Lincoln Park in Racine, WI. Noon - ??? contact kenosharainbow@yahoo.com or Kenosha Rainbow for more info.
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
There's been a very big drum circle in Montreal every Sunday since 10 years.One to three thousands people gather near the Archangel statue in the Mount-Royal park, in the middle of Montreal.This drum circle happens only when the weather permits it from April to October.It must be the best place to meet Rainbow people in Montreal.Sometimes we have pot-lucks there. Email ldruide@hotmail.com.
Last updated April 3, 2005


For general information about the Rainbow Family and regional events, please first look around the web site. You can find most info you'd want by going back to the top level and searching again. Good spots to start are the Info page on the annual gathering in July, the North American Calendar of Events, or the International Calendar of Events. Other good sources of info on local Rainbow events is at the Rainbow Lightlines or the Rainbow Potlucks. If that doesn't work, email our newsgroup at agr@agr.welcomehome.org

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