The Festival of Goddesses opens on Saturday at 9 a.m. in Laguna Beach. The full day festival celebrates the goddess-like qualities of women, and is all about “you” and your true greatness and unique feminine beauty, come and enjoy the day on March 31 and see what you discover.
The festival began in the summer of 2010 in Laguna Beach, at Bridge Hall in the neighborhood Congregational Church. In 2011 it was moved to the Festival of Arts and Forum Theatre, the same venue being used in 2012. The founder -Yamini Redewill – expressed this view about the festival “we offer women a wonderful opportunity to escape from their normal commitments and celebrate the goddess in all of us, revealing our true nature as uniquely beautiful expressions of the divine feminine”.
This year the festival is partnered by “Laura’s House” an Orange County charitable Organization dedicated to ending domestic violence, and supporting the women and children who are affected by it. Part of the proceeds raised during the event, as well as, a silent auction and various raffles will go to both Laura’s House and Teen Project which serves homeless foster children.
The indoor schedule includes
1. Two panels of celebrity guests, moderated by TV news personality Kaci Christian, discussing 1st. “How to find your true purpose and prosper in this economy” and 2nd. “How to love yourself and be fully self-expressed”. Among the panelist will be best selling authors and international speakers.
2. “The funniest housewives of Orange County” will present their hilatious show, which spoofs the popular TV show “Real housewives of Orange County”, after which they will hold a mock panel of their own.
3. The final panel includes both men and women, among which will be Hollywood celebrity matchmaker “Renee Piane” discussing “How to find your soul-mate”, followed by a singles mixer on the festival grounds and concluding with an awards ceremony honoring extradionary women.
The Outdoors schedule
Starts with the opening ceremony at 9:45 a.m. followed by a variety of shows which will include – a yoga workshop, hula-hooping with Dawn, Philippo Franchini and Cellist, Valerie Ford and guitarist, a fashion show, dancing, entertainers, musicians, gournet food and 36 vendors selling a variety of arts.
After dinner, the evening concert in the Forum Theatre, features Christina Duana and her celtic band followed by the evening’s headliner “the dynamic rock star Larisa Stow and Shakti Tribe”. Closing ceremony is at 9:30 p.m.
As of the morning of March 30, tickets, for the entire event, were still showing available online however that is the last day tickets can be purchased in advance for $65. Tickets purchased at the door on March 31 will cost $75, if there is still space available.
Fans of Shakti Tribe who wish to attend only the concert can purchase tickets for $25 – based on availability contact 949-494-0294 Yamini.
Price for those attending only the daytime grounds event is $10.00.
Location: Festival of Arts Laguna Beach
650 Laguna Canyon Road
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Hours: 9 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Parking is available at meters on the street, or in nearby parking lots.