The Equinox Masquerade Ball is held Saturday night starting at 7:30pm. Some people spend all year designing the most amazing costumes, some people dress in fancy ritual garb, and others just show up in jeans and a t-shirt. You may choose to wear a mask (there are people selling them in both the vendor and art show rooms), or have a mask painted on by Victoria Welch of Blurberrybuzz Body Art (available in the Fireside Lounge upstairs), or simply come as yourself. Whether you’re there to dance the night away, experience some great music, or just people watch and socialize, all are welcome!

Equinox Ball Costume Contest

The costume contest will be held at 10:30pm. Members of the Board will be circulating about an hour before (9:30-10:30), choosing candidates for best individual costume, best theme inspired costume, and best couple/group costume. We will bring these finalists up on stage and then winners will be determined by audience applause. You won’t want to miss it!

This year’s musical guest is Nathaniel Johnstone with The Mechanist and the Star Goddess!


Nathaniel Johnstone is a multi-instrumentalist virtuoso (violin, viola, guitar, banjo,  vocals) whose music pulls from myth, fantasy, and folklore with a vibrant sound that crosses boundaries & borders, resulting in a captivating blend of multicultural rock and dark Americana. Accompanied by world-renown dancer Tempest, the they create an enthralling sight and sound.  

The Mechanist & The Star Goddess 

This group is a dynamic music & dance project with Tempest, Nathaniel Johnstone, and Davis Petterson.  The band combines electric violin, heavy percussion, and mesmerizing movement to create a profound sight-and-sound experience. The inspiration and title of the project evokes the exploration of the liminal space between the confines of the precise concrete world and the limitless divine.

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