Victoria Dr. at E. 15th Ave.
Vancouver, British Columbia

As dusk falls over Trout Lake at John Hendry Park in East Vancouver, families and friends come together from far and wide to witness an extraordinary celebration of light.

On this night, the Illuminares Lantern Procession fills the air with music, and thousands of paper lanterns come alive with fire. A brilliant spectacle of weaving serpents, birds in flight, planets in orbit, schools of fish, and all sorts of glowing and shimmering creatures of the imagination.

Processional bands playing world and folk music encourage spectators on the sidelines to join in the journey through the park. Along the way, audiences pass brightly illuminated displays and engaging circus performances of juggling, dancing, clowning, and so much more.

The Illuminares Lantern Procession builds up to an amazing show of art, music, dance, fire sculptures, torch choreography and ends with family fireworks on the lake at 10:15pm.

Evening Programme

* 6:30 p.m. Community group performances, including Hawaiian dance, line dancing, hula hooping and South Asian dance
* 7 p.m. Roving performances begin
* 7 p.m. Pedal Play's Pedaling Zoo (east side of lake)
* 7 p.m. Gamelan orchestra (north dock)
* 7 p.m. Moving Garden ( north end of the park)
* 7 p.m. Octopus' underwater garden (south end of the lake)
* 7 p.m. Tag Trio - electronic music in the Circle of Dreams
* 7:30 p.m. Barn dance with Russell Shumsky (east side of lake)
* 8 p.m. Butoh with Robert Seaton in the Zen garden (south beach)
* 8:30 p.m. Sokole, Eastern European vocals in the trees (east side of the lake on the path)
* 9 p.m. A tribute to dancing animal woman 9:05 p.m. Procession begins
* 9:15 p.m. Fireshows begin
* 10:00 p.m. Fireworks
* 10:15 p.m. Tishamingo - swinging strings in the Circle of Dreams

Walk, take Transit, or use your bike

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Added by bcauston on July 20, 2007