The town of Bluff has been honoring the longest night of the year for many years now. As has become tradition, local artist Joe Pachak begins building a sculpture at the fall Bluff Arts Festival and completes the wooden sculpture with the help of volunteers in advance of Solstice. We gather on this cold, dark night to light sculpture on fire as a community and embrace the coming warmth of longer days.
When: Saturday, December 21st (7pm for performances, burn after)
Where: Bluff, Utah across from Recapture Lodge
As the event continues to grow, we need to be more careful with parking. Please do not park along the highway, and the dirt road parking next to the event area is only open to handicap vehicles. Parking is east of the event, with the main parking at the Bluff Community Center (3rd and East Mulberry). You can also park across the street at Kokopelli Inn.
*See parking map below
The event starts at 7pm with performances, and the burn will take place afterwards (approximately 8pm). Remember, this event doesn’t always follow a set timeline so expect the unexpected. Bring warm clothes as this is a very cold time in Bluff, and many in the past have missed the burn because they couldn’t handle the chill!
What to bring:
Bring warm clothes for you and the family. You can also write a note or bring a small organic “sacrifice” to a loved one to tuck into the ravens before they go up in flames, reminding us of things we want to leave behind, or other things we never want to forget.