Get ready to light up the night and celebrate all things Esquimalt.
The 12th annual Esquimalt Lantern Festival is this Saturday (Sept. 22) from 4:30 to 10 p.m. at Capt. Jacobson Park on Head Street.
“It’s a free, fun family event,” said director Jen Yarnell.
“Esquimalt is an undiscovered little gem that a lot of people don’t know about,” she said.
The event, which attracted around 2,000 people last year, includes food vendors, face painting for kids, belly dancers and, of course, a lantern parade.
“Everybody starts pouring down the streets with their lanterns. We have a piper that leads the parade, the mayor and councillors, and we go on a lantern procession along the Songhees walkway,” Yarnell said.
Scotty Hills and Waves of Daves will headline the live entertainment portion of the event.
For more information, visit esquimaltlanternfestival.wordpress.com.