Tomorrow night, a dark coven will gather under the trees at Green Lake to elect a new high priest and ultimately to cast lots for the fate of the…
Wait, sorry. That’s not right. Saturday, 6 – 10 pm at Green Lake, you’ll find n0t the Illuminati, but Luminata, a gentle and luminous celebration of the autumnal equinox:
The Fremont Arts Council will celebrate the autumnal equinox on September 21st at Green Lake Park to bid farewell to summer and move gently into autumn with our annual illuminated celebration.
Full participation is open to the public! 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.
We begin our celebration with a ceremony at the Aqua Theater at the south shores of Green Lake. Everyone is invited to bring lanterns, glowing umbrellas, luminous costumes, or other beaming creations to parade around the lake. Hand-decorated lanterns created at workshops by your friends and neighbors will be available for sale at the Luminata Lantern Shoppe to complement your ensemble and keep you glowing through the long nights to come. Throughout the park you will encounter magical art installations, music, performances, and a secret banquet!
The weather has been zig-zagging on us, but at the moment, Saturday is looking to be perfect for an early autumn stroll through the park.
[Photo by Richard Tran]