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 VenuesOrgsEvent TimeAppearanceMaterial Component
Ahghairon's DayWaterdeep
House of Wonder
Plinth
Ahghairons Tower
Lords of WaterdeepAnnually on Eleasias 1It consisted of small details, like toasting for the Lords of Waterdeep, leaving violets at the base of Ahghairons Tower, the Plinth, or atop the altars of the House of Wonder and bards performing songs in honor of the Old Mage. The Open Lord visited taverns and inns across the city, to wish the people well.
All Coins DayWaterdeep
Piergeirons Palace
Artemel Villa
Ruldegost Villa
Cassalanter Villa
Piiradost Villa
Hothemer Villa
Artemel
Cassalanter
Ruldegost
Piiradost
Hothemer
Church of Waukeen
Annually on Tarsakh 1The first night of the festival, usually only really celebrated by merchants and those direct worshippers of Waukeen, by holding massive sales in their shops and donating all of those coins in Waukeen's name to charities and to promising journeymen looking to start their own businesses.
Annual Garden PartiesNorth Ward
Sea Ward
Brossfeather Villa
Nesher Villa
Street of Whispers
Immar Street
Chassos Trot
Suldown Street
Rosznar Villa
Melshimber Villa
Ammakyl Villa
Amcathra Villa
Hothemer Villa
Copper Street
Ilzantil Street
Brass Feather Lane
Melshimber
Amcathra
Nobility of Waterdeep
Brossfeather
Hothemer
Rosznar
Nesher
Ammakyl
Annually on Eleasias 17On the day of the party, each of the Houses involved throws a massive garden party, seeking to show off their gardens in the best possible light
Auril's BlesstideWaterdeep
North Ward
Sea Ward
Delzorin Street
Diamond Street
Stormweather Villa
Whaelgund Way
Tarsars Street
Cliffwatch
Seas Edge Beach
Griffon Cavalry
Stormweather
Church of Auril
Annually at winter's first frost (~Uktar 15)everyone in the city wearing white clothes, not serving or eating hot meals, and a parade of naked men and women wearing only white cloaks going from one end of the city to another to plunge into the sea
Autumn Trousseau FestivalRebeleighs Elegant Headwear
Guildhall of the Order
Jade Jug
Jade Dancer
Meraedos Fine Furs
Sulmests Splendid Shoes and Boots
Taurntyrith Adornments
Temple of Beauty
Costumers Hall
House of Textiles
Cobblers and Corvisers House
Gray Serpent
Nelkaush the Weaver
Temple of Good Cheer
Ilzimmer Villa
Spendthrift Alley
Snome Villa
Talmost Villa
Lanngolyn Villa
Hunabar Villa
Nethpranters Street
Dancing Court
Nobility of Waterdeep
Talmost
Snome
Most Excellent Order of Weavers and Dyers
Lanngolyn
Order of Cobblers and Corvisers
Hunabar
Ilzimmer
Solemn Order of Recognized Furriers and Woolmen
Order of Master Tailors Glovemakers and Mercers
Church of Sune
Church of Lliira
Church of Sharess
Annually on Marpenoth 23-27A festival dedicated to a series of parties that focus on the newest fashions for autumn and winter, and all culminating in exhibitions of the garment work of the finest artists
Ball of BlossomsSpires of the MorningCrommor
Church of Lathander
Gost
Summer Solstice Kythorn 20each participating House contributing a selection of fine flowers from their gardens to the grounds of the Spires. There, the High Radiance judges the arrangements, and a small prize is awarded to the House that wins.
fine ball held in the Great Hall of the Spires temple, and the nobles turn out in their finest white, gold, rose and violet garments to celebrate the height of the growing season and the gifts of Lathender to Waterdeep
BrightswordsWaterdeep
Deepwater Harbor
Castle Waterdeep
Field of Triumph
Northgate
Piergeirons Palace
Wyverns Rest
River Gate
South Gate
Farwatch Tower
Belabranta Villa
Waterdeep Armory
Waterdeep Market
West Gate of Waterdeep
Trollfort
House Adarbrent Villa
Watchmans Way
Watchful Order of Magists and Protectors
Waterdeep City Watch
Adarbrent
Waterdeep Navy
Belabranta
Griffon Cavalry
Waterdeep City Guard
Autumn Equinox on Eleint 21On this day, the City Guard, the City Navy, and the City Watch - all in glittering array - conduct parades, give demonstrations of martial skill, and stage mock battles.
Call to the FlowersTemple of Good Cheer
Majarra Villa
Majarra
Church of Milil
Annually on GreengrassA song sung by the faithful, who gather in solemn procession, singing the song that returns "nature's music" (a metaphor for flowers) to the world.
CaravanceWaterdeep
Caravan Court
Court of the White Bull
Tarm Villa
Waterdeep Market
Tarm
Church of Waukeen
Annually on Tarsakh 2a gift-giving holiday commemorating the traditional arrival of the first caravans of the season into the city, and many parents still hide gifts in their homes, telling their children that Old Carvas left them (Old Carvas is the mythical old peddler who arrived with the first caravan into Waterdeep, his wagon loaded down with toys for all the children in Waterdeep).
Ceremony of Honor to HelmChurch of HelmEvery 4 years on ShieldmeetA high holy ritual thanking Helm for his unceasing vigilance
Cinnaelos'CorChurch of Corellon LarethianShieldmeet every 4 yearsCalled "The Day of Corellon's Peace," Shieldmeet is celebrated as sacred to the Protector of the elven folk, and a time to wage peace and come to accords between folk. Agreements wrought on this day are sacred, sanctified by Corellon himself.
Conjuring of the Second MoonChurch of SeluneEvery 4 years on ShieldmeetA rite that summons celestial servants of Selûne, who arrive to do good deeds or fight the enemies of the temple. These servants, called Shards, always take one female worshipper, laity or clergy, to become one of them when they depart.
Day of WondersChurch of GondAnnually on Marpenoth 3A festival for Gond anticipated each year around Higharvestide for the imaginative inventions of the Gondsmen that are revealed on this day
Divine PageantryWaterdeep
Street of the Singing Dolphin
Heroes Garden
Street of Glances
Skulls Street
Diamond Street
Assumbar Villa
Heroes Walk
Chapel and Chalice of the Divine Right
Sea Ward
North Ward
Nobility of Waterdeep
Assumbar
Church of Siamorphe
Annually on Eleasias 4
DragondownWaterdeep
Caravan Court
Fetlock Court
Philosophers Court
Shipwrights Square
Virgins Square
Court of the White Bull
Lhestyns Court
River Square
Hillock Court
Kerrigans Court
Fishgut Court
Summer Solstice on Kythorn 20This day in Kythorn is celebrated with bonfires and rituals to "tame" or "drive down" dragons. In Waterdeep, the celebrations take the form of parades that center around effigies built of wood and cloth and stuffed with straw. Each effigy is named after one of the few dragons that has attacked the city in the past. After being paraded to a square or plaza near where the dragon was defeated, the enormous effigy is burned.
Feast of LoveTemple of Beauty
Talmost Villa
Church of Suneevery tenday
Feast of Purple MajestyAnnually on Alturiak 28-30
Feast of the StagsPlinth
Citadel of the Arrow
Artemel Villa
Eirontalar Villa
Nandar Villa
Phylund Villa
Hunters Bowshot
Artemel
Eirontalar
Nandar
Fellowship of Bowyers and Fletchers
Phylund
Church of Malar
Annually on HighharvestideMalarite clergy parade through settled areas bearing the heads of beasts they've killed in the last tenday, and lead all who desire to eat to a feast of those beasts. This is usually a two-day orgy of gluttony, and all folk (even druids!) may attend, protected by the "Peace of the Table." At this feast, the clergy of Malar vow to hunt through the winter to feed chosen widows, aged folk, infirm and orphans.
Festival of the PrideChurch of NobanionAnnually in the first tenday of ChesThis is a time for frolicking, dancing, courting a mate, lovemaking, and generally celebrating the bounty of life and its potential. Religious belief promises that a child/cub conceived this night will go on to become ruler of the church/pride.
Fey DayWaterdeep
Shrines of Nature
Nesher Villa
Eirontalar Villa
Tchazzam Villa
Belabranta Villa
Tarm Villa
Belabranta
Eirontalar
Tarm
Nesher
Tchazzam
Spring Equinox on Ches 19The veil between this realm and the faerie realm of the Feywild is especially weak on this day because of the equinox. Though this phenomenon provokes caution in rural areas (with folk avoiding woodlands, putting offerings of food on doorsteps, and the like), it is an occasion of much drinking, singing, and dancing in Waterdeep. The wealthy host elaborate masked balls, while poorer folks don costumes of their own make and travel villa to villa, gaining entry to the celebrations in exchange for performing a song or short play. All adopt the guises of fey beings such as Queen Titania, Oberon, and Hyrsam, Prince of Fools. Those inclined to stay sullen in the face of such frivolity had best stay home, for celebrants do their utmost to evoke a smile from those they meet.
First TideQueenspire
Stormweather Villa
Church of Umberlee
Stormweather
Annually when the harbor ice breaks; around Ches 10 in WaterdeepFlute-and-drum parade through the streets by the clergy and faithful, celebrating the breaking of the ice. An animal sacrifice is taken down to the harbor, tied to a large stone and thrown into the water. If it washes back ashore, it is rescued and nurtured back to health, and tended as a sacred animal.
FirstflowShrines of NatureChurch of EldathAnnually when the harbor ice breaks; around Ches 10 in WaterdeepA small ritual of thanks and welcome to the goddess is held on the day that the ice breaks in rivers and harbors in local communities.
Five Feathers EventWaterdeep
Field of Triumph
House of Heroes
Citadel of the Arrow
Metal House of Wonders
Jhansczil Villa
Ilitul Villa
Manthar Villa
Hawkwinter Villa
Husteem Villa
Durinbold Villa
Hiilgauntlet Villa
Gauntyl Villa
Gundwynd Villa
Artemel Villa
Ruldegost Villa
Eirontalar Villa
Tchazzam Villa
Eagleshield Villa
Belabranta Villa
Bladesemmer Villa
Thunderstaff Villa
Sultlue Villa
Jardeth Villa
Gralhund Villa
Agundar Villa
Amcathra Villa
Thorp Villa
Kormallis Villa
Zun Villa
Ilvastarr Villa
Roaringhorn Villa
Metalmasters Hall
Hunters Bowshot
Amcathra
Gundwynd
Agundar
Bladesemmer
Belabranta
Artemel
Durinbold
Zun
Husteem
Eirontalar
Ruldegost
Kormallis
Fellowship of Bowyers and Fletchers
Most Careful Order of Skilled Smiths and Metalforgers
Thunderstaff
Hawkwinter
Sultlue
Jardeth
Gralhund
Thorp
Roaringhorn
Ilvastarr
Hiilgauntlet
Gauntyl
Jhansczil
Ilitul
Manthar
Tchazzam
Eagleshield
Splendid Order of Armorers Locksmiths and Finesmiths
Church of Tempus
Annually on Uktar 9-12fair and sporting event
Fleetswake FestivalWaterdeep
Queenspire
Deepwater Harbor
Dock Ward
Sea Ward
Copper Cup
Fiery Flagon
Seaswealth Hall
Shipwrights House
Full Sails
Adarbrent Villa
Moonstar Villa
Raventree Villa
Wavesilver Villa
Zulpair Villa
Irlingstar Villa
Dezlentyr Villa
Thann Villa
Lanngolyn Villa
Ulbrinter Villa
Stormweather Villa
Margaster Villa
Helmfast Villa
Mariners Hall
Sailors Last Request
Watermens Hall
Church of Umberlee
Thann
Adarbrent
Waterdeep Navy
Dezlentyr
Wavesilver
Zulpair
Moonstar
Master Mariners Guild
Raventree
Fishmongers Fellowship
Guild of Watermen
Order of Master Shipwrights
Most Diligent League of Sail-makers and Cordwainers
Lanngolyn
Ulbrinter
Stormweather
Margaster
Helmfast
Irlingstar
Church of Valkur
Annually on Ches 20-30included boat races, the Shipwright's Ball
Founders DayWaterdeep
Field of Triumph
Nobility of Waterdeep
Waterdeep City Guard
Annually on Flamerule 1illusory shows of the history of the city as well as martial exhibitions by the guard and other noted warriors of the city
Full Moon RevelHouse of the Moon
Selune's Smile
Moonstar Villa
Raventree Villa
Wavesilver Villa
Irlingstar Villa
Dezlentyr Villa
Phull Villa
Margaster Villa
Helmfast Villa
Dezlentyr
Wavesilver
Moonstar
Church of Selune
Raventree
Phull
Margaster
Helmfast
Irlingstar
Monthly at the full moon
Hammer 21
Alturiak 19
Ches 18
Tarsakh 18
Mirtul 16
Kythorn 15
Flamerule 15
Eleasias 13
Eleint 13
Marpenoth 12
Uktar 11
Nightal 10
Open-air dances and prayers under the moonlight with sacrifices of milk poured out upon the altarMilk
Gathering of HarpsWaterdeep
Blushing Mermaid
New Olamn
Field of Triumph
Fetlock Court
Blushing Nymph
Silavenes
Smiling Siren
Jhurals Dance
Mermaids Arms
Jade Dancer
Copper Cup
Golden Horn Gambling House
House of Purple Silks
House of Song
Three Pearls Nightclub
Temple of Good Cheer
Estelmer Villa
Melshimber Villa
Crommor Villa
Thann Villa
Majarra Villa
Dancing Court
Melshimber
Thann
Crommor
Estelmer
Majarra
Council of Musicians Instrument-Makers and Choristers
Harmonious Order
Church of Milil
Annually Eleasias 24-28day full of entertainment and enjoyment, with merry-makers and performers of all kinds turning out to demonstrate their talents
Gathering of QuillsWaterdeep
Font of Knowledge
Zoarstar
Smiling Siren
Map House
Pantheon Temple of the Seldarine
Stationers Hall
Ilzimmer Villa
Quill Alley
Adarbrent Villa
Moonstar Villa
Estelmer Villa
Thongolir Villa
Wands Villa
Berendarrs World of Words
Uzas Rare Books
Wands
Adarbrent
Moonstar
Church of Oghma
Estelmer
Scriveners Scribes and Clerks Guild
Ilzimmer
Thongolir
Surveyors Map and Chart-makers Guild
Stationers Guild
Church of Corellon Larethian
Church of Deneir
Annually on Kythorn 25the Gathering of Quills attracts the finest writers, printers and bookbinders, and many nobles turn out simply to expand their libraries with both the recent fashionable works, and to hunt among the sellers of antiquities for old books, maps and other charts
Gods' DayWaterdeep
Castle Ward
Mount Waterdeep
Dock Ward
Plinth
South Ward
Church of Cyric
Waterdeep City Watch
Griffon Cavalry
Waterdeep City Guard
Church of Helm
Church of Kelemvor
Church of Mystra
Church of Myrkul
Church of Ao
Annually on Marpenoth 15This holiday observes the anniversary of the end of the Godswar in 1358 DR, when the gods of Faerun returned to the heavens. Private shrines are brough out into the open, and many people wear holy symbols of their favored deities. A Gods' Day tradition in Waterdeep strictly limits the use of magic, in remembrance of the wild magic wrought during the Time of Troubles. Though not outlawed fully, spellcasting is allowable only in self-defense or cases of extreme need.
GoldenightWaterdeepChurch of WaukeenAnnually on Tarsakh 5a simple festival night celebrating money and gold (many hard currency girls and not a few young noblewomen cover themselves in gold dust and little else on Goldenight), with many businesses operating all night, offering midnight sales and other promotions
Grand RevelTemple of Beauty
Talmost Villa
Talmost
Church of Sune
Monthly at the full moonA dusk-to-dawn party in which outsiders are invited, dancing and minstrelsry dominate and those of the faith seek converts with fun and an exhibition of the temple's beautiful or art objects.
Greengrassannually on a special day between Tarsahk 30 and Mirtul 1Traditionally, the wealthier people bring out flowers to hand to the less wealthy, who either wear them or throw them on the ground
Greengrass TastingsStreet of Whispers
Immar Street
Rosznar Villa
Melshimber Villa
Ammakyl Villa
Snome Villa
Thann Villa
Amcathra Villa
Copper Street
Ilzantil Street
Sashtar Street
Phall Lane
Melshimber
Amcathra
Nobility of Waterdeep
Thann
Snome
Vintners Distillers and Brewers Guild
Rosznar
Ammakyl
Annually on Greengrass
Greengrass 1
open-barrel tasting parties, where the coming year's vintages are tasted to see how they're coming along before being bottled and sold
Guildhall DayWaterdeep
House of the Fine Carvers
Pewterers and Casters Guildhall
Guildhall of the Order
House of Gems
House of Crystal
House of Healing
Citadel of the Arrow
Costumers Hall
House of Song
House of Textiles
Stationers Hall
Cobblers and Corvisers House
Metal House of Wonders
Coach and Wagon Hall
Saddlers and Harness-Makers Hall
House of Light
Metalmasters Hall
Wheel Hall (Waterdeep)
Guilds of Waterdeep
Guild of Chandlers and Lamplighters
Council of Musicians Instrument-Makers and Choristers
Fellowship of Bowyers and Fletchers
Guild of Apothecaries and Physicians
Guild of Glassblowers Glaziers and Speculum-makers
Guild of Trusted Pewterers and Casters
Guild of Fine Carvers
Jewelers Guild
Most Careful Order of Skilled Smiths and Metalforgers
Most Excellent Order of Weavers and Dyers
Order of Cobblers and Corvisers
Vintners Distillers and Brewers Guild
Solemn Order of Recognized Furriers and Woolmen
Order of Master Tailors Glovemakers and Mercers
Saddlers and Harness-Makers Guild
Splendid Order of Armorers Locksmiths and Finesmiths
Stationers Guild
Wagonmakers and Coach Builders Guild
Wheelwrights Guild
Annually on Kythorn 14This is a time of trade fairs. Most shops are closed, and street sales are suspended for all but walking food peddlers. Guildhall Day celebrates the fruits of everyone's labor with revelations of new products, innovations, fashions, and signage extolling the extent and quality of guild members' services and wares. This includes both dazzling displays and performances by magicians, jugglers, and so forth. Many guilds also recruit heavily during this time. Guildhall Day is an excellent time to browse the city's merchandise - and it doesn't matter if you can't afford what you see, because you can't buy it that day anyway.
GuildsmeetWaterdeep
Field of Triumph
Cynosure (Waterdeep)
Waterdeep Market
Church of WaukeenAnnually on Tarsakh 7special guild member holiday gatherings of the guild memberships for celebrations typically culminating in a multiguild sponsored gala festival and dance that lasts from dusk till dawn
Guildsmeet BallGuilds of Waterdeep
Nobility of Waterdeep
Annually on Mirtul 12
Harbor SpectaclesDeepwater Harbor
Dock Ward
Adarbrent Villa
Moonstar Villa
Raventree Villa
Wavesilver Villa
Zulpair Villa
Irlingstar Villa
Dezlentyr Villa
Thann Villa
Lanngolyn Villa
Ulbrinter Villa
Stormweather Villa
Margaster Villa
Helmfast Villa
Nobility of Waterdeep
Thann
Waterdeep City Watch
Adarbrent
Waterdeep Navy
Dezlentyr
Wavesilver
Zulpair
Moonstar
Raventree
Lanngolyn
Ulbrinter
Stormweather
Margaster
Helmfast
Irlingstar
Annually on Eleasias 8At the height of summer, the nobility take to the waters. Various Houses fund massive party-boats, opulently decorated and provisioned, to invite guests onto. Usually built onto large barges, they often feature multiple decks of hedonistic entertainments.
Harvestide HuntsArdeep Forest
Phylund Hunting Lodge
Tchazzam Villa
Nobility of Waterdeep
Phylund
Tchazzam
Annually on HighharvestideOften occupying several days on either side of this high festival, Waterdhavian nobles have taken to organize hunting retreats from the city
Heroes' ChantPlinthChurch of AkadiAnnually on MidsummerThose of the faithful who are able to do so travel to the Shaar, to be in the ruins of Blaskaltar, the first known shrine of Akadi. There, they chant the names of the heroes of the faith and add more such names when it is needful. Those who cannot do so often attend local shrines or outdoor sites where the clergy of Akadi (or a leader among the lay worshippers) perform a local version of the chant.
High Prayers of the HarvestChurch of ChaunteaAnnually on HighharvestideSolemn prayer vigils are held as the harvests are brought in to celebrate the bounty of Chauntea. Though these are held on the last day of the harvest in actual agricultural communities, they are often celebrated in Waterdeep on the day of High Harvesttide proper.
HighharvestideAnnually between Eleint 30 and Marpenoth 1traditionally a feast to celebrate the harvest and the abundance of food, but also the time when those wishing to travel leave on their journeys before the winter sets in
HowldownWaterdeepWaterdeep City Watch
Waterdeep City Guard
Church of Malar
Annually on Nightal 11In honor of Malar, members of the City Guard leave the city in groups on this day to hunt down known threats to farmers and travelers, including brigands, wolves, owl­bears, ogres, and trolls that haunt the roads and wilder­ness. These hunts typically last no longer than a tenday. During the same span of time, the City Watch engages in its own rigorous hunt for malefactors within the city walls. If you've any reason to doubt your standing in the eyes of the law, avoid Waterdeep for at least a tenday after Howldown. With no real hunting to do of their own, the children of Waterdeep spend Howldown engaging in mock hunts of adults dressed up as monsters, and play at the killing of these predators.
Hunt of the StagsPhylund Hunting Lodge
Plinth
Citadel of the Arrow
Artemel Villa
Eirontalar Villa
Nandar Villa
Phylund Villa
Hunters Bowshot
Artemel
Eirontalar
Nandar
Fellowship of Bowyers and Fletchers
Phylund
Church of Malar
Annually on the last tenday of EleintMalarite clergy and worshipers take to the country on a series of hunts in competition to slay the most magnificent beasts to parade at the Feast of the Stags on Highharvestide at the end of the tenday.
Impending DoomPlinthChurch of HoarAnnually on Marpenoth 11Daylong ceremonies of rumbling drums, vigorous oaths, and exhausting acts of purification, celebrating justices yet to be meted out, revenges yet to be carried through with, and good deeds that call the celebrants to be remembered.Drum
IppensheirChurch of GondAnnually on Mirtul 1-12Ippensheir is a festival for the god of wonders, Gond. It occupies the twelve days after Greengrass, and includes demonstrations of inventions from the preceding year. Although it lasts more than a tenday, it is a lower-key celebration than the Day of Wonders
Keen-Eye MeetsChurch of Solonor ThelandiraShieldmeet every 4 yearsGreat archery competition, in which the winner is thought to gain the "Keen-Eye Mark" of the Great Archer, granting greater accuracy with a bow until the next Shieldmeet.
Knight's RetreatRed GauntletChurch of Red KnightAnnually at MidwinterGathering of clergy and faithful to assemble in solemn ceremony to examine the previous year's campaigns. Strategies are discussed, battles analyzed, and the accumulated lore is integrated into the temple's teachings.
Lady's RevelsGoldenfields
Ammakyl Villa
Kothont Villa
Kothont
Ammakyl
Church of Chauntea
Annually on Greengrassfestival of fertility, where uninhibited behavior and consumption of food and drink is encouraged
Last SheafWaterdeepAnnually on Uktar 20day of res­idential feasting is held in celebration of the year's bounty. Small gifts (traditionally hand kegs of ale, jars of preserves, or smoked fish and meats) are exchanged among neighbors, and "last letters" are gathered for carriage by ship captains and caravan merchants-so called because they are the last to leave the city before travel becomes difficult.
LeiruinWaterdeep
Piergeirons Palace
Church of WaukeenAnnually on Tarsakh 10Leiruin is the day for guild members to pay their annual dues to the guilds, for the guildmasters to all meet with the Lord's Court and renew the guild charters for another year, and for the Lords to bring to light any wrongdoing done in commerce; those charged with theft, robbery, or other commercial crimes on this day are pilloried in front of the Palace and guild members throw coppers at them as part of their punishment (the money goes to the city)
Liars NightWaterdeep
Plinth
Nurneenes Marvelous Masks
House of Light
Church of Mask
Church of Leira
Annually on Marpenoth 30This holy day pays tribute to Leira and Mask. To placate those deities and ward away their attention, folk of all walks of life don masks and costumes (magical or mundane) to disguise themselves and play at being somebody other than who they are. Commonly seen mask styles include the black mask symbol of Mask and the mirror face of the priests of Leira. But there are no bounds on the disguise you don, and the more elaborate and outlandish it is, the more celebrated the wearer.
Lliira's NightWaterdeep
Blushing Mermaid
Blushing Nymph
Silavenes
Smiling Siren
Jhurals Dance
Mermaids Arms
Jade Dancer
Copper Cup
Golden Horn Gambling House
House of Purple Silks
Cynosure (Waterdeep)
Three Pearls Nightclub
Temple of Good Cheer
Snome Villa
Lords of Waterdeep
Snome
Church of Lliira
Annually on Flamerule 7dances and balls
the celebration was carried all over the city in many festhalls
Longest DanceStormweather VillaStormweather
Church of Auril
Annually at Midwinterfestival of ice-dancing the whole night through. It is a raucous and enjoyable festival, in which the faithful are supposed to enjoy themselves, and invite others to join them for the fun (and possible proselytizing)
Matrons' DiversionMelshimber VillaMelshimber
Nobility of Waterdeep
Annually on Eleint 10what has become the foremost gathering time for the noble ladies of Waterdhavian society. Matrons take turns hosting these events, and there is tremendous pressure to successfully throw a grand event.
Melding of the ThreeChurch of AngarradhShieldmeet every 4 yearsCelebration of the tripartite goddess and the unification of the Three that make her up, which has led to centuries of peace in Arvandor. Great hymns to Angarradh are sung and a great feast is held.
MidsummerAnnually between Flamerule 30 and Eleasias 1celebrates love and music through feast
Midsummer BallHeroes Garden
Rosznar Villa
Melshimber Villa
Ammakyl Villa
Thann Villa
Amcathra Villa
Sea Ward
Melshimber
Amcathra
Nobility of Waterdeep
Thann
Rosznar
Ammakyl
Annually on MidsummerThe Midsummer Ball is an all-night affair that starts at dawn of Midsummer eve, and lasts until the dawn of the following day.
Midsummer Night RevelTemple of BeautyChurch of SuneAnnually on MidsummerSunite temples organize all-night revels that feature flirtatious chases through forests and parks.
Midsummer RevelHarpers
Church of Tymora
Midsummermost important festival of Tymora — a wild, nightlong revel of reckless, mischievous derring-do and romantic trysts
Midsummers EveChurch of LurueAnnually on Flamerule 30th (the night before Midsummer)night-long festival of revelry, wild antics, and much hullabaloo. Such events are marked by wild rides through the country-side and sky, numerous theatrical skits, humorous oratories, mock duels, grand songs in which everyone joins in, and romantic declarations
Midwinter GatheringChurch of GrumbarAnnually at Midwinterfestival celebrating the completion of another year in the eternal church of Grumbar. During this festival, church leaders and elders gather to plan the faith's activities during the upcoming year. These plans, once set, are never varied from during the year and can only be changed at the next Midwinter Gathering.
Misfortune's RevelPlinthChurch of BeshabaAnnually on MidsummerDevotees of the Maid of Misfortune spend this day (and Shieldmeet as well, on years when it occurs) running in wild revels of destruction and rudeness to mark their goddess' nature. The faithful form small posses of (frequently masked) revelers who run wild through the streets of Waterdeep. It is not uncommon for those who don't truly worship the goddess, but simply enjoy the riotous worship to join in. This is fine with the faithful, as it simply adds to their goddess' power. Midsummer nights, the Watch are always careful to watch masked groups carefully, particularly if they display the holy symbol of Beshaba
New Moon RevelHouse of the Moon
Selune's Smile
Moonstar Villa
Raventree Villa
Wavesilver Villa
Irlingstar Villa
Dezlentyr Villa
Phull Villa
Margaster Villa
Helmfast Villa
Dezlentyr
Wavesilver
Moonstar
Church of Selune
Raventree
Phull
Margaster
Helmfast
Irlingstar
Monthly at the new moon
Hammer 5
Alturiak 4
Ches 4
Tarsakh 4
Mirtul 2
Kythorn 2
Flamerule 1
Flamerule 30
Eleasias 29
Eleint 28
Marpenoth 26
Uktar 26
Nightal 25
Open-air dances and prayers under the moonlight with sacrifices of wine poured out upon the altarWine
PankrationWaterdeep
Spires of the Morning
Field of Triumph
House of Heroes
Broken Lance
Nobility of Waterdeep
Gundwynd
Bladesemmer
Crommor
Durinbold
Zun
Church of Lathander
Thorp
Hiilgauntlet
Gauntyl
Jhansczil
Ilitul
Eagleshield
Church of Tempus
Annually on Eleint 22the Pankration is made up of wrestling- and boxing-matches. Each House is expected to sponsor at least one athlete to engage in these bouts, and there is a specialized category of competition for those nobles who actually deign to enter the bouts themselves.
Penultimate ThunderPlinthChurch of HoarAnnually on Eleint 11Great feasts to game, bread, fruits, and mead, marking the long-anticipated victory over Ramman by the Lord of Three Thunders
Plowing and RunningWaterdeep
Field of Triumph
House of Heroes
Annually on Mirtul 6-9Rural areas around the city observe this holiday in the traditional sense of shared activities of plowing fields and moving (or "running") livestock. But within the city, the holiday is celebrated with a series of races. Foot, horse, and chariot races are run through courses in each Ward, and the winners from each ward compete against each other
Presentation BallPiergeirons PalaceNobility of WaterdeepAnnually on Mirtul 4an extremely formal event hosted by Lord Piergeiron. The height of the event is the Presentation, when young noble men and women - only now old enough this year to be considered "accepted" into society - step up one by one to be introduced to Lord Piergeiron and two of the Masked Lords. Once that has been done, those nobles are considered "fair game" for politicking, courting and are in all other ways treated as adult members of their Houses.
Promenade of VioletsHouse of Wonder
Blackstaff Tower
Tower of the Order
Mhair's Tower
Eltorchul Villa
Thunderstaff Villa
Wands Villa
Wands
Watchful Order of Magists and Protectors
Nobility of Waterdeep
Eltorchul
Thunderstaff
Church of Mystra
Annually on Eleasias 1A grand masquerade ball
Queen's GambitField of Triumph
House of Heroes
Red Gauntlet
Broken Lance
Church of Tempus
Church of Red Knight
Annually on Tarsakh 1Clergy and faithful of the Red Knight unwind with a day of competitive games and feasting. Games of strategy are played all day in grand tournaments, with winners receiving recognition, titles of merit, promotions, and sometimes a precious gift from the temple armory.
Raising of the GuardField of Triumph
Piergeirons Palace
Belabranta Villa
Lords of Waterdeep
Nobility of Waterdeep
Waterdeep City Watch
Belabranta
Waterdeep City Guard
Annually on Marpenoth 11An annual military exhibition
Reign of MisruleWaterdeep
Tower of Luck
Amcathra Villa
Ilvastarr Villa
Roaringhorn Villa
Cragsmere Villa
Amcathra
Cragsmere
Roaringhorn
Ilvastarr
Church of Tymora
Annually on Marpenoth 10This day honors Behsaba, goddess of misfortune. People of the city are expected to break trust, belie oaths, and disobey the normal order - as long as no laws are actually broken and no rift is made that can't be later bridged. During the Reign of Misrule, nobles serve meals to their servants, priests give worship to their god's foes, and any who wish to engage in a guild's trade without penalty. Pranks are played by and on many, from simple tricks to those requiring elaborate planning.
Remembrance RevelCity of the DeadNobility of WaterdeepAnnually at the Feast of the Moonvisiting House crypts and paying respects
RhyestertideYawning Portal
Spires of the Morning
Monastery of the Sun
Mount Waterdeep
Plinth
Muleskull Tavern
Mighty Manticore
Crommor Villa
Gost Villa
Order of the Sun Soul
Order of the Aster
Crommor
Church of Lathander
Gost
Annually on Ches 1This holiday is named in honor of Lathander's first prophet, Rhyester, a young blind boy who was cured of that blindness by the dawn's light on this day centuries ago. That holy event occurred in the vicinity of Silverymoon, but Lathander has long had a much larger temple in Waterdeep, and a following to match. Each of the faithful dons bright garb of sunrise hues and keeps one eye covered until the next dawn in honor of Rhyester. If you want to feel like a local, catch the eye of any celebrant you see and wink.
Selunes HallowingWaterdeep
House of the Moon
Selune's Smile
Moonstar Villa
Raventree Villa
Wavesilver Villa
Irlingstar Villa
Dezlentyr Villa
Phull Villa
Margaster Villa
Helmfast Villa
Dezlentyr
Wavesilver
Moonstar
Church of Selune
Raventree
Phull
Margaster
Helmfast
Irlingstar
Annually on the last Full Moon in Uktarcelebrating the moon, stars, and navigation (the major ceremony of this is a parade of worshipers leaving the House of the Moon at moonrise and moving down to the harbor, with the high priestess carrying the Wand of the Four Moons before her) in addition to the festivals during the upcoming Feast of the Moon
Silver SailsWaterdeep
Elfstone Tavern
Pantheon Temple of the Seldarine
Annually on MidsummerAt dusk on Midsummer eve, silver-sailed ships of a pale white wood come into the harbor of Waterdeep, sailed by elves in robes the color of mist, and lit by strange faerie lights. They remain at the docks accorded to their use the night through, welcoming those elves who would undertake the Retreat, and in the grey hours just before dawn, they set out once more, going into the west and carrying the elven people out of Faerun.
SimrilWaterdeepWinter Solstice on Nightal 20When dusk comes on this day, folk go outside to locate particular stars that were lucky for their ancestors, or that were associated with their own births. They then attempt to stay up through the night, celebrating out­ side with bonfires, song, and warmed drinks. Cloudy nights often draw larger crowds than clear ones, since glimpsing your star through the haze is thought to be a blessing from Tymora. Inside buildings, service folk keep roaring fires and engage in making food to keep celebrants fed throughout the long night and into morn­ing of the next day. If you have no particular star of your own, you'll find many vendors of star maps willing to divine which is yours-based upon your place and date of birth-and to point you in the right direction for a shard or two.
Spring EquinoxAnnually on Ches 19
Steel RevelsField of Triumph
Broken Lance
Jhansczil Villa
Ilitul Villa
Manthar Villa
Hawkwinter Villa
Husteem Villa
Durinbold Villa
Hiilgauntlet Villa
Gauntyl Villa
Gundwynd Villa
Silmerhelve Villa
Ruldegost Villa
Eagleshield Villa
Thunderstaff Villa
Sultlue Villa
Jardeth Villa
Gralhund Villa
Agundar Villa
Thorp Villa
Kormallis Villa
Zun Villa
Roaringhorn Villa
Nobility of Waterdeep
Gundwynd
Silmerhelve
Agundar
Durinbold
Zun
Husteem
Ruldegost
Kormallis
Thunderstaff
Hawkwinter
Sultlue
Jardeth
Gralhund
Thorp
Roaringhorn
Hiilgauntlet
Gauntyl
Jhansczil
Ilitul
Manthar
Eagleshield
Annually on Kythorn 6The Steel Revels are a celebration of the military ability possessed by the nobles of Waterdeep. Some Houses (particularly those whose financial interests lie in the direction of mercenary companies) field small units of skilled fighters who battle it out to first blood in exciting scenarios in the Fields of Triumph. A great deal of betting goes on before and during such events.
StonesharWaterdeep
Builders Hall
Stone House (Waterdeep)
Map House
Piergeirons Palace
House of Crystal
Old Guildhall
Nandar Villa
Guild of Stonecutters Masons Potters and Tile-makers
Carpenters Roofers and Plaisterers Guild
Loyal Order of Street Laborers
Nandar
Guild of Glassblowers Glaziers and Speculum-makers
Surveyors Map and Chart-makers Guild
Cellarers and Plumbers Guild
Annually on Marpenoth 7Stoneshar is an all-faiths day where people strive not to be idle. Even children at play are encouraged to dig holes, build sand castles, or construct crude models.
Sunite RevelsHeroes Garden
Temple of Beauty
Talmost Villa
Dancing Court
Talmost
Church of Sune
Annually on Greengrass
The GildingFont of Knowledge
Zoarstar
Church of Oghma
Scriveners Scribes and Clerks Guild
Church of Deneir
Every 4 years on ShieldmeetA high holy day of the Deneiran church, wherein copies of old contracts are taken out for public viewing, and anyone may ask to see a copy of any nonmagical writing in any temple of Deneir to which she or he can travel. Such records and writings must be specifically requested, and must not violate the vows of confidentiality of the temple. This day culminates in the Guilding, in which priests gather in a circle around a levitated manuscript and use special spells only granted on Shieldmeet which impresses the manuscript with golden letters, used to write the Words of Deneir onto the document, which is then displayed for a full tenday afterward before being archived with the previous manuscripts
The GreeningShrines of NatureChurch of EldathAnnually on Greengrasstime of gathering for the clergy of Eldath, the Greening often features a progression through a community, stopping to bless local wells, springs, rivers and other sources of water for a community
The ShatteringShipwrights House
Full Sails
Mariners Hall
Sailors Last Request
Dock Ward
Adarbrent Villa
Adarbrent
Master Mariners Guild
Order of Master Shipwrights
Most Diligent League of Sail-makers and Cordwainers
Church of Valkur
Annually when the harbor ice breaks; around Ches 10 in WaterdeepFestival celebrating the shattering of the ice in harbor, commemorated by launching and naming one new ship, which sails around the harbor crewed by Valkuran clergy. Also features the unfurling of new sails that are blessed by the clergy.
TrolltideWaterdeepAnnually on Kythorn 1In recognition of how close the enemy came to the city, children now run through the streets in packs from highsun till dusk, pounding on the doors of shops and homes, growling and snarling like trolls; the occupants are expected to give the children candies, fruits, or other small items "to keep the trolls away from my door," and those who do not are generally subject to pranks upon sundown.
Vernal Trousseau FestivalRebeleighs Elegant Headwear
Guildhall of the Order
Jade Jug
Jade Dancer
Meraedos Fine Furs
Sulmests Splendid Shoes and Boots
Taurntyrith Adornments
Temple of Beauty
Costumers Hall
House of Textiles
Cobblers and Corvisers House
Gray Serpent
Nelkaush the Weaver
Temple of Good Cheer
Ilzimmer Villa
Spendthrift Alley
Snome Villa
Talmost Villa
Lanngolyn Villa
Hunabar Villa
Nethpranters Street
Dancing Court
Nobility of Waterdeep
Talmost
Snome
Most Excellent Order of Weavers and Dyers
Lanngolyn
Order of Cobblers and Corvisers
Hunabar
Ilzimmer
Solemn Order of Recognized Furriers and Woolmen
Order of Master Tailors Glovemakers and Mercers
Church of Sune
Church of Lliira
Church of Sharess
Annually on Tarsakh 23-27A festival dedicated to a series of parties that focus on the newest fashions for spring and summer, and all culminate in exhibitions of the garment work of the finest artists
Waterdeep Theater SeasonWaterdeep
Blushing Mermaid
New Olamn
Zoarstar
Fetlock Court
Heroes Garden
Blushing Nymph
Silavenes
Smiling Siren
Lightsinger Theater
Jhurals Dance
Mermaids Arms
Jade Dancer
Copper Cup
Golden Horn Gambling House
House of Purple Silks
House of Song
Three Pearls Nightclub
Street of Bells
Bazaar Street
Virgins Square
Dancing Court
Hillock Court
New Olamn
Scriveners Scribes and Clerks Guild
Council of Musicians Instrument-Makers and Choristers
Order of Master Tailors Glovemakers and Mercers
Annually on Flamerule 11-20myriad actors and performers unveil their latest works
WaukeentideWaterdeepChurch of WaukeenAnnually on Tarsakh 10Originally a simple day-long celebration of the free trade and open commerce of the city, it has encompassed a number of older holidays under one title and stretched the holiday season over ten days. The nobles of Waterdeep take the merchants' festival very seriously. This entire week is filled with parties of all sorts; Waterdeep's nobility see it as a sort of "leaping into the deep end" to get back to the social whirlwind of the city.
Wild RideArdeep Forest
Shrines of Nature
Nesher Villa
Eirontalar Villa
Tchazzam Villa
Belabranta Villa
Tarm Villa
Belabranta
Church of Mielikki
Eirontalar
Tarm
Nesher
Tchazzam
Church of Lurue
Annually on GreengrassThe Lady causes herds of unicorns to gather in forests and permit the faithful to ride them bareback on wild tears through the forest through the night
WindrideChurch of ShaundakulAnnually on Tarsakh 15Shaundakul causes all his clerics to assume gaseous form at dawn, if they cannot wind walk on their own, so that they are carried with the wind. They return to normal (and are lowered safely to the ground) at dusk, usually in some place they have never been before.
WintershieldWaterdeep
Map House
Ilzimmer Villa
Moonstar Villa
Moonstar
Ilzimmer
Surveyors Map and Chart-makers Guild
Annually on Hammer 1Marking the start of a new year, this observance is widely recognized as a day off work, when folk sip warmed ciders and broths (often laced with herbs for health and to bring on visions) and stay inside. They tell tales of what interested them or was important in the year just done, and discuss what they intend to do or should deal with in the year ahead.