Events

Public events at Crimson Dawn Park & Museum include our Annual Midsummer Festival and occasional drumming circles. The park is also a popular site for weddings, family reunions, and other such functions. Some of these events are featured here and if you would like a photo of your event posted please contact the site administrator. If you need further information on how to reserve areas of the park for your special event please contact the Natrona County Parks Road and Bridge Department. Both of these can be reached through our Contact page.

Annual Midsummer Festival Gallery

Since June 21, 1929 Crimson Dawn has celebrated Summer Solstice in a very special way. As the first trails and shrines were built through the woods to enchanted places which evoked stories about the mystical mountain inhabitants the spark of creation burst forth. Later Neal Forsling led her friends along the winding paths in the dark with lanterns sharing stories and a potluck finale. Today the tradition continues with an evening storytelling walk through the network of shrines culminating with the yearly Midsummer Bonfire atop the southern Red Butte. Cookies and hot chocolate follow the event. Join the fun and forest frolic and become part of the annual tradition.

"Attend the Midsummer's Eve Event at the park which is held every year on June 21st, come rain or shine. Bring your coat, your kids, and your friends and enjoy the magical story of Crimson Dawn as has been passed on for generations" (CDA President 2011, Phil Pike).

ANNOUNCEMENT: Beginning in 2013, Casper Cab will be providing shuttle service for our annual Midsummer Festival for a minimal fee.

Crimson Dawn Cast of Characters

Gathered together before the Annual Midsummer Storytelling Festival of 2007 the cast of characters eagerly prepare to greet the crowd.

Photo provided by Athne Machdane.

Cardinal Witch and the Blind Minstrel

The Blind Mistrel shares his lovely music with two young visitors at the throne of the Cardinal Witch atop the Red Butte.

Photo provided by Athne Machdane.

Lavender Witch and Vermillion

Vermillion and the Lavender Witch welcome the crowd to their mountain shrine.

Photo provided by Athne Machdane.

Black Witch

The Black Witch tends her bubbling cauldron in anticipation of the approaching group of attentive story listeners soon to arrive at her shrine.

Photo provided by Athne Machdane.

Branch, Root, & Twig

Did Branch, Root, and Twig ever find the magic witch jade they lost? You'll need to read the book, Crimson Dawn: The Story of the Casper Mountain Witches to find out for yourself.

Photo provided by Athne Machdane.

 

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Character portraits courtesy of Athne Machdane.

Crimson Dawn Wedding Gallery

Weddings have become a favorite feature of Crimson Dawn Park & Museum. Most are held in the Woodland Theater, but some have been known to favor the top of the butte or other areas of the park. Some of the fabulous weddings that have taken place at the park are featured here. We would love to add your wedding photo to our Crimson Dawn Wedding Gallery. Just contact the administrator by using our convenient Contact page. Let your special day become a piece of Crimson Dawn history.

Handfasting

Marilee (Snowfire) and David (Doc) were married at the Woodland Theater in Crimson Dawn Park on August 11, 2007. Their wedding included this traditional handfasting ceremony when they officially "tied the knot."

The Mighty Spoke Tree

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Buttercup Pair

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Sage & Indian Paintbrush

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Other Crimson Dawn Events Gallery

Many other events take part at Crimson Dawn Park & Museum. This gallery is being built to share these events with all. If you have a past or current event you would like added here please contact the administrator by using our convenient Contact page. Become a part of the Crimson Dawn community by sharing your part of history's creation.

(Other Event Slideshow Gallery Coming Soon)

To ensure enjoyment and safety for all we ask there be no glass containers, open fires, smoking, alcohol, off-road vehicles, or unleashed pets within the park.