Victoria Park Lantern Festival

2013 Lantern Festival

in Victoria Park


Get READY to get your light on! The 2013 Lantern Festival will take place in Victoria Park on Saturday July 27th with a rain date of Sunday, July 28th. PLEASE check this event page on Saturday morning for the announcement about whether we will go ahead on Saturday or postpone until Sunday. The Lantern Festival is a FREE event. Donations are gratefully accepted in our piggy bank lanterns. You can support the Lantern Festival at the BBQ, Canteen, and Merchandise Tent.

Starting at 2:00 pm, there will be community booths, workshops, a sound stage featuring local talent, face painting, lantern festival merchandise for sale, a last minute glass jar lantern making workshop, as well as a BBQ and canteen. At dusk (around 8:30 pm), the evening program will begin with a lantern parade led by the Scruncheons around the lantern installation. We will then settle in to watch the spectacular fire show and performance.

Here’s the event map:

Check out the festival schedule, including performer line-up, community booths, and evening agenda:

Workshop Schedule (will be posted in Victoria Park on festival day as well):

  • St. John’s Storytelling Festival: 2:30 – 3:00 pm, 3:00 – 3:20 pm, and 4:00 – 4:20 pm
  • Tango Workshop: 3:20 pm
  • Tai Chi Workshop: 4:20 pm
  • Lion Dancing Demonstration and Workshop: 5:00 pm
  • Yoga (Bring your own mat): 6:00 pm

A TREMENDOUS Thank you to our Sponsors and Community Supporters. Thank you for helping us light up our city!!!

  • The City of St. John’s – Mayor, Councillors, and Staff
  • St. John’s Regional Fire Department
  • Martin’s Fire Safety
  • Newfoundland Power
  • MUN Co-Operative Education Services
  • St. John Ambulance
  • Advanced Education and Skills
  • Service Canada
  • Shea Heights Development Association
  • Shea Heights NIA
  • Rocket Bakery and Fresh Food
  • Living Planet
  • Tim Horton’s (Water Street/Ropewalk Lane)
  • Sobey’s (Merrymeeting Road)
  • Dominion (Blackmarsh Road)
  • Domino’s Pizza (Torbay Road)
  • MJE Consulting
  • Executive Taxi
  • Templeton’s
  • St. John’s Farmer’s Market
  • St. John’s Juggling Club
  • Afterwords Bookstore
  • Urchin Art Materials and Papery
  • Shakti Yoga Studio
  • VOCM
  • CBC
  • The Telegram
  • Coast 101.1
  • The Scope
  • The Muse
  • Windows on the West End Planning Committee
  • Staff coordinating RIAC’s upcoming Summer Cultural Festival (including Esteban Rivera and Mary Germaine)
  • ProtoShed Community Workshop
  • Central Laundries
  • MUN Student Volunteer Bureau
  • Eastern Edge Art Gallery
  • 709 Derby Girls
  • Craig Hogan
  • Emma Cole
  • Derek Duggan
  • MHA Tom Osborne
  • Janet Hicks
  • Department of Culture and Recreation
  • Minister Terry French
  • Suzanne Mullett
  • Taliesin Smith
  • Day Camp Staff and Parents
  • All of our dedicated volunteers!

Thanks are also in order for our key contributors:

  • Wayne Hynes, Peter Roth, and Sarah Harris (Sound)
  • Anna Moreau (Emcee)
  • Rob Power and the Scruncheons (Lantern Parade and Percussion Lead)
  • Jesse Codner (Graphic Design)
  • Devon Crosby and Kate Hogan (Website and Social Media)
  • Aaron McKim (Fire Show Lead)
  • Jeannette Murphy (Neighbourhood Support)
  • The ProtoShed Special Lighting Team
  • Wayne North (Electrician Extraordinaire)
  • Our Newfoundland Power Crew (for the darkness!)
  • And everyone who has donated glass jars!

Now get ready to GET YOUR LIGHT ON!!

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