Illuminares

Mask of many faces

It’s time to break out your funny outfits and fancy lanterns for this Saturday’s (July 29th) Illuminares Lantern Procession at Trout Lake. The event is organized by the Public Dreams Society, and goes from 7 until 11 pm (procession @ 9pm).

As dusk falls over Trout Lake Park in East Vancouver, families and friends come together from far and wide to witness an extraordinary celebration of light.

On this night, the Illuminares Lantern Procession fills the air with music, and thousands of paper lanterns come alive with fire. A brilliant spectacle of weaving serpents, birds in flight, planets in orbit, schools of fish, and all sorts of glowing and shimmering creatures of the imagination.


There is plenty to see and do throughout the park during the evening with fire spinners, musicians, displays of lanterns, clowning, and theatrical performers. The photo opportunities are endless.

I went for the first time last year and really enjoyed myself. This time I will definately take a flashlight with me because it comes in handy, as do cell phones, for finding lost friends in the dark. Definately walk, bike or take public transit because the crowds in the area are huge.

Illuminares Lantern Procession
Trout Lake Park
Victoria Drive & 15th Avenue

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