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September 8 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pmFree
The forest comes alive with magic! Join us for Arts-A-Glow Lantern Festival, when Dottie Harper Park is transformed into a place where jugglers roam, acrobats bend and twist, and the trees dance in the light of lanterns. Follow us on Facebook.
Bring the kids to our FREE!!! lantern-making booth. LED tea lights, batons, and clothing will also be available for purchase from Bright Costumes. Want to make your lantern at home? We have helpful tips on how to turn jars, balloons, and pie tins into whimsical lights.
All of that creative energy should help you work up quite an appetite. Satisfy your hunger at one of the many food trucks. The Ultimate Melt, Alaskan Dumplings, Thai-U-Up, Buns on Wheels, Athena’s, Galaxy Donuts & Dogs, Full Tilt Ice Cream, and sample tea from Phoenix Tea.
Music floats through the trees all night. The delicate sound of Jini O’Flyn’s harp will welcome all merry-makers to Dottie Harper. As the evening continues, enjoy the steady beat of drums and the call of guitar; James Whetxel and Yaw Amponsah will be playing together at the Annex. Before darkness falls, the deep tones of electric cello by Gretchen Yanover will be found on the stage immediately following Arden Fujiwara and his captivating ukulele.
At dusk (8 PM), gather at the Annex parking lot, on 4th between 146th and 144th SW, with your lanterns and costumes for an evening procession through Burien led by the Filthy FemCorps. Don’t miss this event!
Interact with the whimsical, light-based work of regional artists. Click here to learn more about this year’s installations.