The fifth annual Salish Sea Lantern Festival; 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.
|Date:||August 24 at 7:30 pm|
|Where:||Sidney waterfront and |
|Address:||Beacon Avenue, |
|Presented By:||ArtSea Community Arts |
|Committee Lead:||Wayne McNiven|
If you are interested in volunteering for the Salish Sea Lantern Festival, or for workshops leading up to the Festival, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Location: Will be announced soon!
Parking: all day free parking at the new parking lot next to the Community Safety Building (3 minutes walk).
To Register: email email@example.com
Open Studio – FREE
August 1, 6, 8, 13 & 15 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
During Open Studio time anyone is welcome to come in and help build or repair the lanterns for the Salish Sea Lantern Festival. This is a fun time to get involved and get creative!
Family Balloon-lantern – FREE
August 17 & 18 10:00 am to Noon, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Bring your family to have some fun and get creative building balloon lanterns for the Salish Sea Lantern Festival.
Adult Lantern – $40 per person
2 days – August 19 & 21 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
At this 4 hour workshop (2 X 2 houyrs) you will create an intricate, hand-made lantern that is yours to keep. The cost for this workshop is $40, which includes all materials.
Salish Sea Lantern Festival 2018
In 2018, Renee Sampson and the SENĆOŦEN Immersion singers performed traditional songs; Holly Arntzen and Kevin Wright brought their great Eco-Rock vibes; and Paul Kilshaw performed his pirate magic for all to enjoy. 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.