The protest rally and parade is held on the first weekend in May, and is the core element of MardiGrass; the centre of a festival weekend containing events such as the Hemp Olympix, including Joint Rolling, Bong Throw and Yell and Growers Iron-person events; also including the Nimbin Cannabis Cup, Harvest Ball, Picker’s Ball, live music and dance parties. The “Protest Rally and Parade” is held on the Sunday, gathers opposite the Police station and then marches away, through the village to Peace Park, accompanied by the traditional “Big Joint” and dancing Ganja Faeries.
Every June I look forward Juneteenth jazz Fest. Arcosanti is located of the beaten path of 2 miles of dirt road at exit 262 on the I-17 just 25 minutes North of Black Canyon city. Although it’s difficult to find, its well worth to experience archology. Arcosanti looks like a set for a Mad Max movie. It is a place of beauty as it is built on the edge of a ravine that drops off exposing spectacular views of green pasture below and desert above. There are catwalks and small ponds arranged and built into the buildings. A large concrete Auditorium called “The Vault” is a like a large barrel cut in half and placed on its side. The vault has collects the wind and sweeps through it from minute to minute, shading and cooling people while they listened to music. Advocates for sustainable energy collect here as well as artists that make large bronze wind chimes. If you never been it’s a must see. If you can find it. Note to self: Take a Good updated GPS, a bathing suit ,favorite bud & the Bongs.
The Smule a Gaming software Company based in Palo Alto, California has designed an App for IPhone called “Ocarina” that has changed it into a Musical instrument. You hold the IPhone in the same position of the original ocarinas( a 12,000 Year old Chinese wind instrument).
Download Ocarina APP here