Vancouver's Magical Free Light Festival Starts Next Month
Illuminate Yaletown happens for one night only.
Vancouver's Yaletown neighbourhood will be transformed this March for one night only into a massive light and art immersive experience. Illuminate Yaletown is a free event that invites you to discover new light art technologies and installations. Not only are they totally trippy to experience in person since many of them are interactive, but also these cutting-edge works also make great photo ops.
Expect a robot invasion of illuminated stilt walkers and LED dancers, a dizzying Infinity Mirror World, a 12 foot long illuminated neon foliage wall, and a digital graffiti wall! They will be bringing back some favourite installations from past years (This is the 10th anniversary of Illuminate Yaletown) as well as some brand-new never-before-seen pieces. From sculptures of light to LED swing sets you can have a lot of fun with light here.
You can make a night of it and check out special '6:06' cocktail menus at nearby Yaletown spots like House Special, White Lounge and Opus Bar for a unique cocktail crawl. They're called '6:06' since that's the exact time the sun will set in Vancouver and it will be dark enough to start the event!
Illuminate Yaletown happens on Friday, March 8 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.—actually the event will start at 6:06 p.m. at sunset. Check it out on Hamilton Street between Davie and Drake and at Bill Curtis Square behind the Yaletown-Roundhouse Station.