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Illuminaries Lantern Festival, July 21

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Illuminaries Lantern Festival

The theme for this year’s event is “Let your Bright Light Shine!” Bring something with you to illuminate the night for your community. Whether it’s a lantern, something electronic, or merely your ebullient personality, we want to see your light shining like a beacon across the lake.

We’ve got lots of amazing things planned for you to see, do and experience and will be doing our traditional procession around the lake at 9:45pm. Three different bands will leave from points around the lake to lead the procession. Simply follow a band, and you’ll be led to the finale spot at the northeast corner of the park. The grand finale will be a spectacular 30-person fire show byRadiant Heat at 10:15pm.

The event at Trout Lake will begin at6:00pm on Saturday, July 21 and there will be areas for the public to install illuminated works, along with a music space where community and professional musicians will jam together. Community installations can access the park at 5:00pm. If your work is particularly large or requires more setup time, please contact the office and we’ll work with you to ensure that you’re able to fulfill your vision.

Did you know?

This is Illuminares 24th year lighting up Vancouver (the big 2-5 is next year!)

  • Illuminares was the first and model for lantern festivals world-wide… wow!
  • Public Dreams has been creating magic in Vancouver for 27 years!
  • Public Dreams produces 3 large-scale festivals per year, plus numerous social enterprise projects, engaging tens-of-thousands of people annually (with a lean staff of only 3)!
  • Public Dreams provides meaningful employment, mentorship and networking opportunities for emerging artists and has facilitated the careers of many internationally recognized artists, producers and performers!

And to top it all off, Illuminares has never had a flashy title corporate sponsor – and in order for us to keep it that way, we need YOUR support! Illuminares is your community event. Take ownership, show your love and help keep it alive!

Please donate online today, easily & securely.

Remember that there is no parking at Trout Lake or in any of the nearby neighbourhoods. Please get there by transit, cycle or foot. The nearest Skytrain Station is Commercial-Broadway Stationand Trout Lake is serviced by many bus routes. Everything on site is cash only, so please bring cash for admission, food and lantern sales. We’ll have an ATM on site just in case you need it.

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