Autumn Lights Festival in The Gardens at Lake Merritt.

Don't miss the first-ever autumn light festival this October, when the gardens will be illuminated by local artists.

Picture several acres of The Gardens filled with specially designed lanterns, a Polynesian paradise in the Palmetum Garden with tiki lanterns and Hula projections, a flock of glowing interactive books, vintage Halloween blow molds, illuminated bonsai trees, submersible water lighting, and other strange art projects; all created by local Bay Area artists. Fire art cars and live fire performers also light the night. Empire of Dirt presents The Golden Mean, a giant snail car by Kyrsten Mate and Jon Sarriugarte. Attendees are invited to create luminaries to place in the garden. Music and sound installations including didjeridu and flute fill the night air. A silent auction, food trucks, and beer & wine add to the festivities.

Sounds like a tradition in the making!

Maybe I’ll see you there.
Tickets go on sale September 1st on Eventbrite!, or here:

Anne Culbertson