Illuminares Lantern Procession

Damn, I left my camera at home–so no pics.

Anyway one of my favourite events in Vancouver happened last night. Every year in late July the Public Dream Society puts on a phenomenal free public party (cause i can’t think of a better word for it) in Trout Lake park. There are fire jugglers, stilt walkers, Hare Krishna’s, drum bands, random musicians, wild paper mache lanterns everywhere, and even a modest little fireworks show. Everyone takes part; everyone is part of the show somehow.

They’ve got a couple more events coming up this summer. Check out thier calendar for a list and times, and definately come out for at least one.

2 Comments so far

  1. Ross (unregistered) on July 30th, 2006 @ 4:18 pm

    That really was cool. I’ve been searching flickr since last night for a few pictures as I forgot my camera too (not that it would have taken half-decent pictures anyway). I heard the fireworks were great, but I’m happy w/ my decision to check out Illuminares.


  2. Mikey (unregistered) on July 30th, 2006 @ 8:56 pm

    A clip of part of the processional can be found here.

    Pictures can be found on flickr

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