The Gathering Festival was held on Saturday June 21, 2014 in Emery Barnes Park with over 1000 people in attendance. Activities started at 10am with pancake breakfast, followed by performances by Carnegie Jazz Band and Youth musicians. Other performers included Jim Byrnes, Petunia and the Vipers, Gary Comeau and the Voodoo Allstars, and Comaigni V’ni Dansi. The event was decorated by stilt walking characters and the circus corner.

The Gathering Festival was followed by Summer Solstice Celebrations at 8pm. Activities included wreath making and we saw the Orkestar Slivovica perform and lead the solstice procession down to False Creek, ending the day’s activities at sunset.