Victoria Park Lantern Festival

Repeats every year on July on the last Saturday 10 times .
Saturday, July 28, 2018 (All day)
Victoria Park

The Victoria Park Lantern Festival

Putting the art in the community & the community in art

The Victoria Park Lantern Festival is a spectacular, all-ages celebration of community in St. John’s historic West End. A participatory and volunteer-driven event, our annual Festival takes place on the Saturday of the last full weekend in July following a couple of months of public lantern-building workshops.

Our full-day event that starts at 2 p.m. on the last Saturday of July with community booths, a Kids Zone, BBQ with popcorn and cotton candy, a yoga class, a soundstage featuring local performers, and a jar lantern-making workshop.

At 8:30 p.m., The Neighbourhood Strays bellydancers perform on the soundstage and lead a procession of those in attendance to the top of the hill, where – at dusk – participants are treated to spectacular glowing lantern installation and a tremendous light and fire show accompanied by the Scrunchions Percussion Ensemble.


(FREE/ALL AGES) Public lantern-building workshops take place every Tuesday/Thursday night from 6-8:30 p.m. at the Victoria Park Pool House beginning in mid-June and continue to the last Thursday prior to the Festival.  All supplies provided/donations accepted.

Learn more on our website.