Skylight Festival 2022
July 15 - July 17
Date: Friday, July 15 – Sunday, July 17
Registration for the Skylight Festival is now open. Join us at Skylight the weekend of July 15 to 17, where you can connect with diverse communities, collectively explore faith through the lens of the arts, nature, peace and justice. Find out more on our website.
What is the Skylight Festival?
Founded in 2015 by people passionate about the arts, faith and justice, Skylight is a celebratory and creative space where diverse communities connect to explore arts, faith, peace and justice.
How did it come about?
In 2013 a group of United Church leaders and Mennonite Church Canada leaders attended the Greenbelt Festival of faith, justice and arts in the U.K. In 2014 a group of UC folk attended the Wild Goose Festival and were inspired to brainstorm ideas for a Canadian version.
They were excited! By early 2015 there was a movement to create a similar festival in Canada. And there was so much passion that that festival materialized in that summer! And every summer since. At the Paris Fairgrounds. And now at Five Oaks Education and Retreat Centre (since 2018).
The contributions of The United Church of Canada, EDGE, The United Church of Canada Network for Ministry Development and the Mennonite Church Canada have been key to the sustainability of the festival.