Keep checking back as we add elements to our program! All times are tentative.

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Lantern Decoration

Lanterns and art supplies will be available from 6:00 to 7:30 to decorate with art, messages, memorials, or anything else you’d like until supplies run out. $5 donation per lantern suggested. Lanterns may also be decorated before the event —¬†click here for more information.

6:00 pm - 7:45 pm
Community Performances

Fun community performances begin the program, which includes youth, amatuer, and professional music and dance throughout the early evening.

6:15: Girls, Inc. Unique Teen Dance Company
6:25: The Acre Dance Team
6:35: No Bully Zone Kids
6:55: Boys & Girls Club “B6” Team
7:15: Eduardo Betancourt, Venezuelan Harp

6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Food Vendors

Food from faith-based and ethnic organizations and small businesses will be available for sale during the entire length of the event. This is the only opportunity to sample food from some of these vendors outside of the Lowell Folk Festival!

7:45 pm - 8:15 pm
Main Program

A special program with prayers, dedications, and announcements will come right before the launch of the lanterns.

8:15 pm
Lantern Launch

At sundown, our volunteers will launch the hundreds of lanterns into the Western Canal. This is a participatory event, as the audience is invited to carry lanterns to the launch point. The lanterns will slowly fill the canal over the next hour.

8:20 pm - 10:00 pm
Dance Party

A dance party with lively music from two of Lowell’s cultures closes out the evening.

8:20: Natalya and Farley, Irish Fiddle Duo
9:15: Juancito’s JAMS,¬†Live Tropical Music