Dell'Arte - Baduwa't Festival 2021!

Formerly known as the Mad River Festival, the Baduwa’t Festival is a culmination of performing arts, music, ceremony and connectivity, held on the ancestral lands of the Wiyot Tribe. In Soulatluk, the Wiyot language, Baduwa’t is the word for Mad River. The festival name change was approved by Wiyot leaders in Spring 2021 and Dell’Arte is honored to support the work of the Wiyot Tribe to revitalize the language by using the original name of the river for the festival name.

Wednesday, July 14 – Opening Ceremonies
Thursday, July 15 – Circus Nonsense and B*tch Fest
Friday, July 16 – Circus Nonsense and Red Light Cabaret
Saturday, July 17 – Circus Nonsense, Nu Heavenly Tones Gospel Choir, Madsummer Night's Dream, Tribute to Timmy Gray, Red Light Cabaret
Sunday, July 18 – Circus Nonsense, This Simply Can't Be How It's Done, Baduwa't Mini Music Fest


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In compliance with California state mandates, and in consideration for the health and safety of our residents, public events and festivals have been cancelled or postponed. Before making plans, please check the event or festival website or Facebook page.

Some arts and culture events are now happening online. Check them out at our Events for Current Month page for more information.