First there is a parade, then the ceremony in Powderhorn Park:
Each year, a 200-person pageant re-tells the story of that year's parade, with children and adult dancers, puppeteers, a live orchestra and four giant serene puppets who represent the Prairie, Sky, River, and Woods.
It culminates in the Tree of Life Ceremony: to the steady beating of drums, a resplendent red Sun Flotilla paddles the Sun from across the lake to the shore where the Tree of Life sleeps, waiting to be reawakened.
After the ceremony, there is a party in the park, with music, food, and good vibes. I recharge my spiritual batteries for the coming year.