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. Between each performance, community DJs will spin diverse tunes. Times are approximate.

5:15: Jay Ortiz (spoken word)
5:30: Morgana (Oriental Dance/belly dancing)
5:45: Malissa Lach (song (rap))
6:00: Hellenic Academy (traditional Greek dance)
6:30: Whisper Kpop Dance Crew (dance)
7:00: STEM Colorguard
7:15: LCCPS Afro-Latin Marimba and Percussion Ensemble
7:30: LCCPS Step Team
7:45: Sam Hy

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!

Say Da Nar: Burmese
Purple Carrot: American
Acha Foundation: West African
Holy Trinity: Greek
St. Patricks: Hispanic & American
The Seed: Indian & Jamaican
Ruth’s Kitchen: African

7:30 pm - 8:15 pm
Main Program

A special program with prayers, dedications, and announcements will come right before the launch of the lanterns. It’s the moment we all come together before the main event!

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.

Band performing
xTine & the Intents Rocking Out
2019 Dance Party (Circque de Light)

8:45 pm - 9:45 pm
Dance Party

We’ll end the night with a lively performance from Xtine and the Intents! This local favorite plays a wide variety of hits from the 70’s to today, including hidden gem B-Sides and originals. Dance to their strong harmonies and wild musicians–you’re sure to have a great time!

Also throughout the night, enjoy breathtaking LED performances from Cirque de Light!