No, and we really mean it! Most of our stages will be devoted to workshops and events. The main focus of the gathering will be on creating a village together, with communal meals and plenty of opportunity to share your ongoing experience. No village would be complete without some music, and there will be space for that, but it will not be the central focus of the gathering.

Yes! We will have volunteer teams cooking vegan communal meals with gluten-free options. If you have other dietary restrictions, please let us know. Feel free to bring your own snacks.

You should bring your own bowl/plate/mug/utensils.

Lighting the Edge will be at Jug Handle Farm, 15501 California 1, Caspar, CA, 95420.

Set up will begin at 1pm on Friday, June 30 (you can arrive as early as this time) and take down will be complete by 12pm on Monday, July 3. We ask that you arrive before 8pm Friday night for our opening circle and stay until take down is finished.

Yes. We will have an opening circle at 8pm on Friday evening. You can arrive as early as 1pm to be part of the team setting up the village. This is not a drop-in, drop-out, everyone-do-your-own-thing festival. We are building a village and we want everyone there to create an experience together.

Village deconstruction will happen on Monday morning and your participation will be needed.

Yes, all ages are welcome. Some spaces will be suitable for children and some will not be. Parents, we invite you to exercise your capacity and ability to create agreements with other villagers for the extraordinary care of children. Elders, we want your wisdom and collaboration. 

Children under the age of 16 do not need a separate ticket.

If there is a serious financial barrier preventing you from attending, click this little email thing to write to us.

The cost of your ticket is necessary for renting the campground and providing the food and equipment needed to make this happen.

We are not generating profit for ourselves as organizers nor are we paying anyone for holding a workshop or other space. We want people to contribute to this gathering from a place of being truly excited to share their gifts.

Alcohol and other numbing substances are prohibited. We ask that you be mindful of the effects of anything you put in your body. This is a gathering for vulnerable in-person interaction.

We’re not selling a pre-built culture for you to adapt to and tiptoe around in. We’ll be building an emergent culture together and that will require nuance and group navigation.

We have two overarching intentions: 1) To create a space where people can bring their self-discovery and self-expression and 2) To be sensitive to others and collaborative as a group. That includes having all ages be welcome in this village. There may be clashes here, especially around eros, sexuality, children, and who knows what else. We intend to have room for working through whatever boundaries, desires, proposals, or aversions come up and find solutions together.

We do ask that there is no sexual genital contact in public and that people are sensitive about the energy they bring to whatever spaces they’re in.


Highs will likely be in the 60s with lows around 50 and there should be little to no rain.

The California coast can always be surprisingly chilly. We recommend bringing an extra sweater or blanket.

There will be potable water, bathrooms (no showers), and some power outlets in the campground. We will have a kitchen dedicated to serving communal meals. Bring your own bowl/plate/mug/utensils and let us know if you have dietary restrictions that vegan meals with gluten-free options will not satisfy.

You will need all of your own camping gear. Remember a headlamp, decorations for your campsite, and clothing for the beach!

We will put out a call for car pooling in June. In the meantime, you can add your name to a ride offered/needed list here.

Yes! But please let us know in advance as there are limited hookups.

Daily Schedule


8 AMPhysical movement
9 AMOpening check-ins
9:30 AMMorning workshops
12 – 1 PMCommunal lunch
1 – 6 PMAfternoon workshops
6 – 8 PMCommunal dinner
8 PM – nightDance, music, lounge activities

Weekend Schedule


Friday 1 – 6 PM (June 30)Arrive and help set up the village!
Friday 8 PMOpening circle (arrive before this time)
SaturdaySee daily schedule
SundaySee daily schedule
Monday morningCamp tear down
Monday noonClosing circle (do not leave before this time)

Jug Handle Creek Farm and Beach

Jug Handle Creek Farm is a campground adjacent to miles of trails and just 10 minutes walking from the beach. It is about 3 hours north of San Francisco. There is potable water, bathrooms (no showers), and some electric outlets. There will be a nearly full moon on the last night for some beachside dancing.

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