Luminata, the Autumnal Equinox Lantern Parade, is happening this Tuesday, 9/21 at 7pm.
On the heels of the joyful & exuberant 22nd annual Fremont Solstice Parade, the Fremont Arts Council will celebrate the autumnal equinox on September 21 with the sweet & illuminating ‘Luminata’ lantern parade around Green Lake Park in Seattle. We are celebrating the 10th anniversary of this enchanting event and it’s going to be a wonderful evening of celebration. All are invited to participate (no matter your age or your zip code.) Bring a handmade lantern or one from the store, all are beautiful!
The fall equinox is a wonderful time for celebrating the change of seasons. Many traditions around the world recognize the last days of the productive summer are about to shift into the dark and introspective time of winter. Lanterns are a beautiful symbol of our spirit as a community that will sustain us through the cold months.
This year, the Prince of Summer is giving a banquet in honor of King
Winter, who will be joining us by boat across the lake.
The court of the Prince (all of us in the lantern parade) will start at the Green Lake Aqua Barn at the south end of the lake around 7:00pm (dusk.) Then we will promenade to the Secret Banquet (near the Bath House) accompanied by our festive lanterns, where there will be refreshments, hot cider and treats. Ricky Gene Powell and Bando Rio will be making music for us there, creating a magical atmosphere for this enchanted event.
Open workshop hours are being held right now, until event time, at the Fremont Arts Council’s Power House, 3940 Fremont Ave N (come to the center of the universe to help illuminate the celebration!) Bring materials to make something or come create something with materials on hand.
Volunteers are wanted to help with various tasks –
this event is simple to put on, but there’s always stuff to do – we need help serving treats at the event, and setting up Tuesday. If you’d like to lend a hand, please email Peter Toms (ptoms at drizzle dot com).
The Fremont Arts Council has a long history of producing art-based events that celebrate community and cultural creativity www.fremontartscouncil.org.