Join us for a whimsical Art Lantern Parade to celebrate the last night of the Light Festival. Express your light and creativity as we all come together in a glowing procession of light, color, creativity, music, and fun!
When: Saturday, February 4th, 2017 6:30PM (start gathering at 6PM)
Parade Start Location: SE Clay Street between SE Water Ave. and the Eastbank Esplanade
Length: About 1 1/2 miles (with opportunity for shorter route)
Getting There: Parking is limited. It is best to take public transportation.
Light up! Make a lantern!
Be Creative! Get inspired online! Learn some tips and tricks!
To make a lantern, you need three basic items: Form, Illumination, and Handle.
HOST A LANTERN MAKING PARTY
Lantern making is a great activity to do as a group! Make one large lantern or let everyone make their own!
(Found at local craft and grocery stores)
Form: balsa wood sticks, umbrella, coat hangers, wire or wire mesh
Form cover: scrap pieces of fabric, plastic table cloth, cellophane
Adhesive: tape, hot glue gun, outdoor modge podge, exterior sealant
Battery powered lights: strand lights, LED tea lights, rope light
Handle: wooden dowel, rope, umbrella
Misc: Scissors, small hand saw, dental floss, string, sewing needle, paint brush
For everyone’s safety, flames (open or contained) are not allowed.
It may rain! Consider water resistant materials and lighting up umbrellas.
All lanterns and lantern materials must be removed from the site at the end of the night.