25 Light Years
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 our signature event we 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 our history using these stars as your signposts!
Illuminares has been described as an iconic part of the cultural landscape in Vancouver. This year we go back to our roots, with a focus on the procession. 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.
Have an idea for an installation or performance at Illuminares? Call us at 604.879.8611! Interested in volunteering in the days before or the day of the event? Email us at email@example.com and introduce yourself! Have some money burning a hole in your pocket? Unused lanterns or strings of lights taking up space in your storage locker? Let us know!
We’ll see you on July 20th – keep your eyes on the stars!