Beating Back the Dark of Winter

light water drums fire breathingThe 2016 LightWater Drums Festival will take place Saturday, January 23rd from 5:30pm – 9:00pm at Hastings Park.

LightWaterDrums Festival is an annual winter lantern festival hosted by the Hastings North Community Partners Group (HNCPG) that celebrates the dark and wet of Vancouver winters and the joy of Hastings Park’s restored natural beauty. Dates vary year to year, but are usually in late January or early February.

As its name suggests, the Festival combines the themes of “Light” using fire, lanterns, candles and installations in the Park that glow with light in the dark; “Water” which is the rain, pools, ponds and the underground stream running through the park; and “Drums”, the joyful noise of celebrations!

We encourage local artists and musicians to take part along the procession route by creating a music or art installation, or afterward by becoming involved inside the Garden Auditorium as part of the indoor entertainment.  Please contact us for more information on how to become involved.