The Public Dreams Society is pleased to announce the 2013 Illuminares Lantern Festival will take place on Saturday, July 20, at its traditional location around East Vancouver’s Trout Lake. This year marks the 25th Anniversary of the iconic community festival, and for this edition of their signature event they are marking that milestone with the theme ’25 Light Years’.

While the human energy of the first Illuminares rippled out through the Trout Lake area communities, the light energy sped upward towards the stars – passing Alpha Centauri after five years, zooming past Sirius, Procyon and Altair, until just this summer reaching the star Vega, twenty-five light years from Earth. This summer, visit the shores of Trout Lake and take a journey back through time with Public Dreams, navigating our history using these stars as your signposts!

Illuminares has been described as an iconic part of the cultural landscape in Vancouver. This year they go back to their roots, with a focus on the procession. Most importantly, Illuminares started as a community festival and it remains one to this day, relying on public participation to create its special kind of magic.

Have an idea for an installation or performance at Illuminares? Call  604.879.8611!  Interested in volunteering in the days before or the day of the event?  Email and introduce yourself!  Have some money burning a hole in your pocket? Unused lanterns or strings of lights taking up space in your storage locker? Let them know!

•  July 20, 2013 from 6:00pm to 10:30pm
•  Around Trout Lake in John Hendry Park

What they do best is the creation of customized, immersive experiences. 25 years of bringing magic to events large and small has taught them that it’s not the individual elements that make an event memorable. Rather, it’s the way that those elements work together to create a story that totally immers­es the guests in an experience. Theme, tone and narrative are expressed in customized set décor, performances and interactive elements.

Driven by the mandate of charitable work, the for-hire services directly support the community events by providing much needed funding. Your choice to hire Public Dreams is a choice to support local artists, artisans and performers who we hire to help bring the vision to life.

Whatever your creative needs, Public Dreams exists to turn dreams into reality. Every great event starts with a conver­sation, so we invite you to get in touch. We’ll be happy to provide you with more information and ways that we can help support you in making yours an event that stands out.

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