Find a Gathering

There is no official Rainbow site because no one could ever represent the Family.

The relationship between the Rainbow and the internet is a tangled and polemic one; some people would rather that no information at all about the Rainbow Gatherings was posted online while others are quite happy to create a Facebook page for each one.

For myself I’m happy that as many people as possible learn about the Rainbow and have the opportunity to come to a Gathering, spread their wings and fly. That’s why I wrote the book.

I keep a more or less updated calendar of where are the next Rainbow Gatherings.

I also organise The Festival of Creativity which is partly inspired by Rainbows and has a similar spirit but with many more workshops.

I get my information from friends, searches for Rainbow Gatherings on Facebook and the following sites:

www.rainbowforum.net – is a good forum to find out about upcoming gatherings.

www.rainbowfamilyhaven.net – I’m in two minds about this site. You have to be invited by someone to join it. Is that Rainbow? What happened to chance and serendipity and being open to all? Is the Rainbow just for those in the know?

www.beneficiofamily.com is another forum based around the community in Spain where news of Gatherings may be shared. But no new gatherings have been posted for a while..

www.welcomehome.org was one of the original  American Rainbow Family sites.

www.rainbow-gatherings.blogspot.com – this brother used to keep an  up to date list of forthcoming Rainbow Gatherings but has paused for a while as he became a father.

There are also some large groups on Facebook where you might get news of a Gathering:

The Rainbow Family Group

Another one

The Israeli Rainbow Family Group

The French Rainbow Family Group

The Belgium Rainbow Family Group

The Mexican Rainbow Family Group

The South African Rainbow Family Group

And, well, there are more but they come and go. Many Rainbow Gatherings are listed as events on Facebook  and sometimes info is given instead via Yahoo groups. It’s all a bit crazy and chaotic but it wouldn’t be Rainbow otherwise!

If you´re curious about the recent history of Rainbows here is a list of the European Rainbow Gatherings and the American Rainbow Gatherings.

And you can get a more objective overview on the Wikipedia entry for the Rainbow Gatherings though it mostly deals with the American Rainbow Family.

Please also note that this book is mostly about the European Rainbow Gatherings. Here’s where you can hear some stories about American Rainbow Gatherings.