Inspiration for the Coyote Spirtit Festival came from a desire to share the beauty and sacred energy that surrounds Summer Lake Hot Springs. Indigenous tribes have been migrating through the Summer Lake Valley for 15,000 years.

Hot springs have always been a place of peace between tribes, a place for healing, harvesting and celebrating. With the spirit of our ancestors strong on this land, we felt the importance to continue a tradition of honoring the abundance of the earth, the healing waters and the pure, ecstatic joy of people coming together.

Coyotes congregate in packs, and many nights sing their songs to one another. Dancing, laughing, telling their stories and making music, they remind us to do the same.