Enjoy the finest of local holistic wellness practitioners, products and amazing artisans of all kinds. If you’ve ever wondered about trying reiki, acupuncture, massage, healing crystals, intuitive readings, astrology, essential oils or tarot (and more!), the Illuminate Festivals are a great place to start. Illuminate Annapolis will be held on July 13, Illuminate Ocean City will be held on July 27 and Illuminate Fairfax will be held on July 28. Each festival runs from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Shop, sample and delight your senses. Practitioners offer mini-sessions of body- and energy-work. Try an intuitive reading, consult an astrologer or see what the Tarot deck reveals with an expert interpreter. Explore energy-enhancing crystals, essential oils and natural spa products. Find jewelry, gifts, and select from beautiful art choices from a variety of disciplines – you may find painting, photography, pottery or glasswork. Admission includes hourly free workshops on a wide range of topics. Or just shop your way down the aisles for handmade jewelry, unique gifts and clothing, luxurious spa products and fascinating books. It’s a wonder-filled day of natural health and spiritual rebalancing.
Illuminate Festivals create a welcoming, inclusive place to learn, connect and enhance well-being. Festival founder Judy Bazis encourages attendees to “just look around, see what you are naturally drawn to, and give it a try.” There is always plenty to discover, for everyone from the newly curious to the avid practitioner.
Admission: $5/online; $6/at the door. Free admission for active and veteran military, children 16 and under. Locations: Annapolis at Anne Arundel Community College Student Union, 101 College Pkwy, Arnold; Ocean City Convention Center, 4001 Coastal Hwy, Ocean City, Maryland and Fairfax, Westfields Marriott Washington Dulles, 14750 Conference Center Dr., Chantilly. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit IlluminateFestivals.com.