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Elemental Alchemy

After a resounding success in the days leading up to SG13

WE ARE ECSTATIC TO ANNOUNCE THE RETURN OF ELEMENTAL ALCHEMY TO SG15!

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Our Story

In a world increasingly divided, defined, and compartmentalized, Symbiosis aspires to unify through a common vision of togetherness by gathering artists, performers, and creators or all sorts to celebrate the vitality of a inspired community in the gorgeous natural landscape of northern California.

The fabric of this vibrant network is woven together from musical, artistic, and theatrical threads along with ideas and concepts meant to support our physical, emotional, and social well-being.

Along with epic dancefloors, organic cuisine, and stunning artistic installations, Symbiosis has a wide array of dynamic speakers and charismatic workshop presenters supporting a fellowship of intelligent, creative, and lively dialogue.

Our vibrant and burgeoning community is almost completely perfect. All we need is YOU!

Past Events


  • SG05

    SG05

    In the Beginning… The first Symbiosis Gathering seemingly emerged from nowhere, the product of a previously unknown crew with ambitious ideas about the power of music, art, and education to transform and inspire It happened somewhere among the redwood trees and spongy-soft terrain, taking shape around a turquoise pond, a pool, and a campground dappled […]

  • SG-06-07

    SG06-07

    Renegade Moments at Angels Camp Having quickly outgrown the small Boy Scout camp, the search began for a new home. In the serendipitous way these things often happen, we found our way to Avery Ranch near Angels Camp, CA. Owned by a former cook for the Grateful Dead and a co-founder of High Sierra Music […]

  • SG09

    SG09

    Camp Mather Symbiosis Gathering at Camp Mather was an important turning point for many. Often referred to by its other name, “The Best Festival Ever,” SG09 will forever be remembered for the quality of its venue, the growth of the community, and the retrospective ridiculousness of the entertainment. Camp Mather offered beautiful trees, a luscious […]

  • PE12

    PE12

    Pyramid Eclipse Pyramid Eclipse was an experience with more facets than an Chiliagon. After over a year of permitting and many moons of planning, communing and collaborating with many different factions of the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe community, we began planning for a spectacle that would culminate in an Annular Eclipse. The production as a […]

  • SG13

    SG13

    The Return to California Oddly enough, by the time SG13 had rolled around, it had been 4 years since our last California event. In January of 2013, we had found a new potential home in the Woodward Reservoir Regional Park. The park had never hosted an event of this magnitude and significant discussions were required from […]

Venue
Venue

We are ecstatic to return to Woodward Reservoir for another incarnation of Symbiosis Gathering.

Woodward Reservoir is an area of outstanding natural beauty, a peninsula surrounded on 3 sides by a swimming lake, with incredible shoreline camping. Watch epic sunrises and sunsets from 4 lakeside dance floors.

Our new and improved festival map will bring you closer to all the action while still retaining the distinct flavor of each of the stages.

Woodward Reservoir is an area of outstanding natural beauty, a peninsula surrounded on 3 sides by a swimming lake, with incredible shoreline camping. Watch epic sunrises and sunsets from 4 lakeside dance floors.

Our new and improved festival map will bring you closer to all the action while still retaining the distinct flavor of each of the stages.

Woodward Reservoir map

6 miles
north of Oakdale
off HWY 120

3,767
acres of
LAND

2,900
acres of
RESERVOIR

RECREATION AND CAMPING