LightWaterDrums Festival is a winter lantern festival hosted by the Hastings North Community Partners Group (HNCPG) that celebrates the dark and wet of Vancouver winters (although this winter has been a pleasant suprise) and the joy of Hastings Park’s restored natural beauty.
Join the celebration for this free community event on Saturday February 1, 2014. As its name suggests, the festival combines the themes of “Light” using fire, lanterns, candles and installations in the Park that glow with light in the dark; “Water” which is the rain, pools, ponds and the underground stream running through the park; and “Drums”, the joyful noise of celebrations! As this year’s Festival is close to the start of Lunar New Year, please celebrate with us and our “horse” theme.
Meet between 5:30 and 6 p.m. at the NE corner of Hastings and Renfrew to enjoy live entertainment prior to a music-filled lantern procession with Carnival Band and Bloco Energia beginning at 6 p.m. After the lantern procession around the Sanctuary at Hastings Park, enjoy popcorn and hot chocolate (minimum $1 donation for each item) while watching an amazing outdoor fire performance set to music by Radiant Heat. Warm up inside the Garden Auditorium next while enjoying a lively “barn dance”, music, dancing, face painting, interactive entertainment by CircusWest and more until 9pm.
The event will take place rain or shine, so dress for accordingly. Bring your lanterns, lighted umbrellas and your galoshes. Please note, while we welcome pets on leash during the procession, only service dogs are permitted into the Garden Auditorium.