BlackRock Center for the Arts and Washington Revels have partnered to welcome the arrival of Spring with a free afternoon of traditional music, dance and more at the first annual outdoor BlackRock SpringFest, culminating in May Revels. The fun will kick off on Sunday, May 5 with a colorful procession as the Revels’ 100-person cast parades through the BlackRock lawn with a bright array of banners, puppets and props.
Once they’ve reached the outdoor stage, they will share Spring songs and dances and crown this year’s “Monarchs of the May” – at their command, the festivities will really begin! Laugh along at a silly mummers play, enjoy traditional children’s games and dances from jolly old England, and try to keep up with all the words during the fast-paced sing-along, “Rattlin’ Bog”! Kids can even join in on the colorful Maypole dance, and there will be plenty of opportunities for people of all ages to participate throughout the performance. The event runs from 2:00 – 6:00 p.m., with the Washington Revels making their appearance at 4:00.