Community Events: May 5th-11th


Community Calendar:

Anniversary celebrations continue with Dawning Eclipse’s 10th anniversary on Crickhollow May 6th.  That’s also the date for the coronation of the May Queen and King on Laurelin.  All votes for the Queen and King must be mailed to Nannie prior to the ceremony.  Nost-na-Lothion, an elven festival of flowers, will be held on Laurelin May 7th.  Find more details about these and other featured events below.

This listing of featured events is only published on Fridays, but our Google calendar is kept up to date throughout the week and includes details on many more activities.  We always aim to have the most complete events calendar in the game and accept events of all types on all servers.  Take a look at this week’s agenda for upcoming events around LOTRO and copy some or all events to your personal calendar.  You may add events or post corrections in the comments section, but the fastest and best way to get it on this page and on the calendar is to submit a form.

Server calendars: Arkenstone CalendarBelegaer CalendarBrandywine CalendarCrickhollow CalendarEvernight Calendar, Gladden CalendarGwaihir CalendarLandroval CalendarLaurelin Calendar, and Sirannon Calendar

All events listed in Eastern Daylight Time (-4 GMT)/server time.  Most Laurelin events will also be listed at British time, BST (+1 GMT), and all events on Belegaer and Sirannon are listed with CEST (+2 GMT).  You may add events or post corrections in the comments section, but the fastest and best way to get it on this page is to submit a form.  I’m always open to feedback and suggestions, both here and through the submissions form, so let me know if there’s something we should feature.  Thanks for reading!

Featured events for this week:

Friday, May 5

A Rock and a Hard Place

Server: Gladden

Time: 4pm

Location: Bree West Stables

Description: Weekly concert

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Saturday, May 6

10. Jahrestag der Durins Faust der Gerechten

Server: Belegaer

Time: 2pm EDT (8pm CEST)

Location: Thorins Tor, Ered Luin

May Queen and King Coronation Ceremony

Server: Laurelin It’s the fifth year that they’re searching for a local

Time: 3pm EDT (8pm BST)

Location: 4 Brookbank St, Brightdown neighborhood, The Shire homesteads

Description: It’s the fifth year that they’re searching for a local lass to become queen, but for the first time the lads will get their chance to compete.  Ingenue, Dassa, and Terri are running for Queen and Potty, Pontin, and Simbo for King.  All votes must be mailed to Nannie prior to the ceremony.  The coronation will feature poetry, dances, and music from Hobbit Heart.

Dawning Eclipse 10th anniversary

Server: Crickhollow

Time: 9pm

Location: Scholar’s Lore Hall, Bree-town

Description: There will be a fashion show competition judged by the famed Twitch streamer Gussymoose and Goldenstar of CStM fame.  A riddle race will begin after the fashion show.  Please visit their website for more details about the competitions and prizes.

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Sunday, May 7


Server: Laurelin

Time: 3pm EDT (8pm BST)

Location: Meadow outside Duillond

Description: This festival celebrates the birth of flowers in spring and was originally held in Tolkien’s fair elven city of Gondolin in the First Age.  Bring a sack of petals and wear any flower-related cosmetics you have.

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Monday, May 8

Ales and Tales

Server: Landroval

Time: 8:30pm for Nibbles & Nobs, 9:30pm for Ales & Tales

Location: Woodhall, The Shire

Description:  Volunteer to tell a tale, sing a song, recite a new poem, anything you wish to share with others in an RP setting. Nibbles and Nobs offers an open stage to all performers, while Ales and Tales features a house band and scheduled performers (all are welcome to sign up).  Location changes every week, so /joinchannel alesandtales to find out more information.

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Tuesday, May 9

Polnolunie presents Eternal Fire

Server: Laurelin

Time: 2pm EDT (7pm GMT/21:00 MSK)

Location: Prancing Pony Stage

Description: For the fifth time on the day of the end of the most brutal war in Europe “Polnolunie” perform our most unusual concert. Songs that we will perform at this concert you can hear only on this day. And these are not pathos marches but quiet lyrical songs about separation, loss of the closest people and dreams of a peaceful life.

Exploring the Lord of the Rings–On Location

Server: Gladden

Time: 9:30pm

Location: Lore Hall across from the Cat Lady’s House, Bree

Description: A free in-depth reading of the trilogy with the Tolkien Professor which will bring in other works that affected the story and considers new angles and aspects.   The course takes place every Tuesday throughout January on a different server each week, followed by a field trip to a relevant site.  Go to Discord or Twitch to follow the discussion.

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Wednesday, May 10

Tunes and Ales

Server: Crickhollow

Time: 11am and 10:30pm

Location: Maur Tulhau, Enedwaith

Description: Midweek Tunes and Ales is a weekly event every Wednesday at 10:30pm and 11:00am servertime.  It’s always in a different place each week, we could be at Weathertop or Rivendell, maybe even the depths of Moria, playing music throughout Middle Earth!  We welcome all travelers who are passing through to join if like to share a tune, story, or just dance!

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Thursday, May 11

Concerning Hobbits–Party Time

Server: Landroval

Time: 8:30pm

Location: The Bird & Baby Inn, Michel Delving, The Shire

Description: These weekly parties feature games, music, pies, light RP, prizes, and fireworks. Party games include the Bad Joke Contest, Riddle Game, Hide-a-Hobbit, and more.

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Coming soon:

The Forest of OAKS will mark 3 years on Saturday, May 13th on Laurelin.  Come to the Oldfurlong neighborhood of the Shire Homesteads for a concert featuring 7 of the 10 bands that played at the concert series over the past year: Polnolunie, The HOPE, Shire Tramps, Instant Play, Skarn, ARDA, and the Rolling Kegs.  There will also be a 10th Anniversary tribute featuring members from all 10 bands.

Laurelin is also the host of the Pie Shop Lads (and Lasses) Summer Tour of the Shire.  The 7 concert tour start on May 16th in Stock and heads to a new town every fortnight.  Visit the Bramblebury Gazette for more information and a full tour schedule.

Festival time:

The Official LOTRO Events Schedule is up to date through the end of the year (minus special perks like VIP or lootbox weekends).  The Anniversary celebration runs through 3am EDT on May 9th and the scavenger hunt quests will keep coming until July 13th.  The Department of Strategery put together some excellent guides for the scavenger hunt Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, and Year 4.

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