Autumn Lights 2021 is completely SOLD OUT all three nights. No tickets will be available at the door. Due to Covid considerations, we need to limit attendee capacity and regret that anyone arriving without a pre-purchased ticket will be turned away. Thank you for your understanding and support – hope to see you again next year!

Attending the Event

Prepare to be dazzled, mesmerized and amazed at this fun-filled benefit for our non-profit Friends of the Gardens at Lake Merritt where you will experience 60 locally-produced illuminated art displays sparkling and beaming throughout Oakland’s beloved seven-acre municipal gardens. Join us in applauding the scores of acclaimed and emerging artists who graciously share their time and talent to support the Gardens.

Very special thanks our presenting partner Niantic Inc. ─ the world’s leading augmented reality company ─ for their generous support.

Entry Requirements/Protocols:
  • All festival attendees and personnel –  ages 2 and above – must provide proof of vaccination or recent negative COVID test.
  • Masks are required for everyone within the festival footprint, including children ages 2 and above 
  • Per night capacity has been reduced to alleviate overcrowding
  • Hand sanitizers will be available throughout the festival footprint

A Heartfelt thank you to the SPONSORS who have made this event possible