When it comes to recovery, it’s helpful to have some inspiration and motivation lined up for the year. In this list, we have gathered 5 annual recovery events and calendars that will inspire, motivate and provide you with valuable resources and opportunities to help you celebrate and make new friends all year long.
1. Bluegrass Benefit Concert
If you love bluegrass music and recovery, this annual festival in the Richmond, Virginia area is one you don’t want to miss. The McShin Foundation, an organization that aims to spread the message of hope in recovery, puts the event together along with various partners. They gather live bands, food and other vendors for an entire day’s worth of country and sober fun for just a nominal entrance fee of $10. For more events hosted by The McShin Foundation throughout the year, you can check out their Facebook events page.
Date: February 13, 2016
Location: 2300 Dumbarton Road, Richmond, VA 23228
2. Serenity Weekend
This event is an annual weekend celebration of fellowship and recovery in Williamsburg, Virginia. You can enjoy keynote speakers and workshops alongside other recovering and sober alcoholics who share the same commitment. You can register online for $25 or pay $30 at the door.
Date: April 1-3, 2016
Location: 351 York St., Williamsburg, VA 23185
3. Dawn Farm Annual Ride for Recovery
For those who enjoy the outdoors or like to get active, you’ll want to attend this annual fundraiser hosted by Dawn Farm, a non-profit organization that provides recovery assistance to those who struggle with substance addiction. You can participate in either a 100K bike ride, or a 5K or 10K run along the farm. The $25 registration fee for the all-day event includes breakfast and a “Recovery Celebration” lunch.
Date: April 24, 2016
Location: 6633 Stony Creek Road, Ypsilanti, MI 48197
4. National Recovery Month
Every September, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) leads Americans in observing National Recovery Month. During this period, many of those whose lives are touched by mental and substance abuse issues share their success stories and help educate their fellow Americans on the sheer power of recovery. SAMHSA carefully develops a theme each year and provides various tools to help everyone successfully run their campaigns and events.
Date: September 2016
Location: United States
5. Alcoholics Anonymous Events
There are plenty of Alcoholics Anonymous events going on in just about every state throughout the year. There are conferences, workshops, retreats and other functions that will give you the opportunity to sit back and listen to recovery experts, keynote speakers and a plethora of inspiration. You’ll also be able to meet new people and attend various workshops that will help you in your recovery journey.
Date: All year
Location: United States
If you’re still unable to find an event near you, a simple Google search for recovery events in your area can point you in the right direction. Feel free to invite your friends and enjoy yourself while learning more about recovery and celebrating your amazing life in sobriety.
If you or someone you know is seeking help from addiction, please visit our directory of treatment centers or call 866-606-0182 to start the path to recovery today.