WHEN: July 20, 2013 from 6:00pm to 10:30pm
WHERE: Around Trout Lake in John Hendry Park
The Public Dreams Society is pleased to announce the 2013 Illuminares Lantern Festival will take place on Saturday, July 20, at its traditional location around East Vancouver’s Trout Lake. This year marks the 25th Anniversary of the iconic community festival, and for this edition of their signature event they are marking that milestone with the theme ’25 Light Years’.
While the human energy of the first Illuminares rippled out through the Trout Lake area communities, the light energy sped upward towards the stars – passing Alpha Centauri after five years, zooming past Sirius, Procyon and Altair, until just this summer reaching the star Vega, twenty-five light years from Earth. This summer, visit the shores of Trout Lake and take a journey back through time with Public Dreams, navigating their history using these stars as your signposts!
Illuminares has been described as an iconic part of the cultural landscape in Vancouver, and earlier this year it was named ‘Best East Vancouver Festival’ in the Vancouver Courier newspaper. Drawing over 20,000 people a year to John Hendry Park, the Lantern Festival is a spectacle for all ages and one of the Don’t-Miss events of Vancouver’s summer. Most importantly, Illuminares started as a community festival and it remains one to this day, relying on public participation to create its special kind of magic.
|We’re giving away One Artist-Made Lantern of the winner’s choice! All you have to do is post a comment below and we’ll randomly select a winner at noon on Wednesday, July 10th and notify the winners by email.|
Updated Wednesday, July 10th: Congratulations Sebastien! You are the lucky winner of an artist-made lamp of your choosing in honour of the 2013 Illuminares Lantern Festival. Please check your inbox for further details on how to go about claiming your prize. Thank you to everyone who posted a comment!