The Lumière Festival, presented each year by the New Edinburgh Community & Arts Centre, is the hidden gem of Ottawa festivals. It is held every year within the month of August culminating in the Lumière Evening of Light Celebration, which this year is on August 15th. Stanley Park is turned into a magical place full of light and fairies. I personally have been helping out for numerous years building lanterns and will be helping out at a number of the workshops this year.
“The Lumière Evening of Light Celebration will enthral you whether on your own, with friends or with family; a teen or a senior. From the lanterns on display, to the labyrinth, to the performers and music – all illuminated by only lantern and lamplight, Lumière will hold you in its spell. Come re-discover the night and the magic of light!”