Salish Sea Lantern Festival
August 24 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pmFree
Everyone is invited to join in the magic of the Salish Sea Lantern Festival. The festival happens around the 3rd week of August at the Sidney Pier Band Shell and starts at 7:30 and ends around 9:30 / 10:00 PM.
The festivities usually open with the SENĆOŦEN Singers, live music, face painting, balloon twisting, bubbles, and the show of extraordinary hand-made creative lanterns. Musical guests perform songs related to the theme of oceans.
The SENĆOŦEN singers will perform a tradition SENĆOŦEN song and dance, and lead the lantern procession along Sidney’s beautiful waterfront towards the Fishing Pier. Everyone is invited to participate in this fun filled lantern walk!
At the Fishing Pier we will be visually treated to beautifully illuminated hand-built lanterns. Celebrate and stick around till late to experience Sidney’s waterfront in the lanterns’ glow reflected in the water’s of the Salish Sea.
Watch for workshops each year about a month before the festival and volunteers are always needed. Information regarding the next festival can be found on the website a few months before the August event.
Bring your creative spirit, dress up in a costume, or carry your own hand-made lantern, and be part of a magical celebration of light, community and artistic expression!