The 2020 Salish Sea Lantern Festival is postponed until 2021, but there will still be a magical celebration of light, community, and artistic expression! Make sure you check out The Salish Sea Festival: A Week of Lanterns.
The Salish Sea Lantern Festival is a magical celebration of light, community, and artistic expression. Everyone is welcome – come and enjoy musical and cultural performances, dress up in costume, and join in the Salish Sea Lantern Parade along the waterfront in Sidney, BC. You may bring your own hand-made lantern or help carry some of the beautiful lanterns that have been constructed for the event.
Learn how to build a balloon lantern. (Coming Soon!)
2020 Festival: A Week of Lanterns
|Date:||August 16 – 22, Daily at 7pm|
|Where:||Various Locations around the Saanich Peninsula|
|Address:||See Interactive Map|
|Presented By:||ArtSea Community Arts |
Council and the Community!
|Committee Lead:||Wayne McNiven|
Salish Sea Lantern Festival 2019
In 2019, Renee Sampson and the SENĆOŦEN Immersion singers performed traditional songs and Holly Arntzen and Kevin Wright, of the Wilds, brought their great Eco-Rock vibes. Following the performances, members of the community participated in a parade, carrying beautifully illuminated hand-built lanterns that reflected in the waters of the Salish Sea.
Thank You to Our 2019 Sponsors
Please support these community-minded businesses that helped to make the 2019 Salish Sea Lantern Festival a success!