The Gardens at Lake Merritt
Autumn Lights Festival is Ramping UP!
Mark your calendars! The 2014 Autumn Lights Festival, sponsored by PG&E, will illuminate the Gardens at Lake Merritt the nights of Friday October 17 and Saturday October 18. The Oakland Autumn Lights Festival is a fabulously creative two-night fundraiser held inside the beautiful Gardens at Lake Merritt, the seven-acre oasis of themed gardens nestled at the north end of Lakeside Park in Oakland.
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The festival welcomes over 1,000 children and adults to take a nighttime stroll through the gardens, where they encounter enchanting illuminated art installations set among the flowers and trees. The Autumn Lights Festival is a fundraiser for the Gardens at Lake Merritt, a free public garden that truly is the “Green Heart of Oakland.”
Local artists have been selected and invited to create pieces of art that incorporate light in many forms. People who attend get into the spirit, often creating costumes with light!
The Gardens at Lake Merritt depend on donations and volunteer help to stay open. It has provided gardening education and experience to generations of Oaklanders. Here are a few photos from last year’s event: