This year’s Synchronicity Festival and Rainforest Circus was another resounding success with about 3,400 people attending the festival and about 850 rotating through the circus over the Aug. 21 weekend.
The popular festival put on by Deer Crossing the Art Farm at Shirley Macey Park in Gibsons is in its sixth year on the Coast and it gets bigger and better annually.
Each year the festival offers live music, community art projects, craft stations, organic food, retailers selling artistic wears, information booths, a libation station and the ever-popular Rainforest Circus – but this year there was more to take in.
“This year we added a second stage for even more music, our maker’s corner where people could make their own site map and learn how to silkscreen, and, one of the biggest hits of the festival, our human foosball game, which attracted crowds of players and onlookers,” said programming and festival director Arwen MacDonald.
This year’s theme for the Rainforest Circus was Cosmos and once again it provided audiences an escape into another world just beyond the tree line.
Alien aerial dancers hung from trees and performed swinging stunts that inspired awe while other extraterrestrials twirled and lifted, pounced and posed.
Audiences laughed loudly when they met the zany alien who needed gas for his spaceship and the pushy black hole timeshare seller, and all appreciated the original music created just for Cosmos.
Between the amazing circus and the many options for fun and creativity at the festival, Synchronicity 2015 may have been the best one yet, but organizers aren’t about to sit on their laurels.
MacDonald said planning for next year has already begun.