Festivals & Celebrations

We, along with our children, feel the joy in the anticipation, the preparation, the celebration itself and the memories! Festivals are an important part of the school life, and we urge all families to attend and take part by volunteering. Please talk to your teacher or PTO Chair for volunteer opportunities.

Spring River Annual Festivals

  • Michaelmas Play (September)

  • Annual Martinmas Camping Weekend at Goldhead State Park (November) along with The Playgarden Alumni

  • Winter Spiral (December)

  • Candlemas (February)

  • May Day (celebrated with The Playgarden in May)

  • Whitsun (June)

Spring River is a community that celebrates the cycles of the year through a rich and diverse festival life. 


Festivals help to create the radiant school that Rudolf Steiner spoke of over 100 years ago. Throughout the year, Waldorf Schools celebrate festivals to connect the us with the cycles of nature, establish a yearly rhythm for the children, and strengthen the school and greater community. Festivals help us to nourish our inner spirit through the sharing of stories, food, songs and activities linked to the seasons, all expressed with beauty and reverence.  Most of our festivals include fun activities for all ages, along with delicious potluck food.


In addition to the community-wide festivals listed here, teachers may celebrate other festivals in the classroom. We honor different cultures and religious traditions through circle songs. As parents, we are nourished through the sharing of stories, food and song.


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