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Autumn Lights Festival

October 14-16, 2021

The festive evenings blend live music, illuminated art, fire dancers, food and libations to make one unforgettable experience. 

This year, the annual tradition is in-person over three spectacular nights! The open-air Gardens at Lake Merritt are a beautiful place to enjoy a wonderful night out. With over 60 locally-made illuminated art displays sparkling throughout Oakland's seven-acre gardens, this is a can't miss event.

With your well-being top of mind, we’ll require proof of vaccination and/or a recent negative COVID test for all festival guests and personnel. We’ll limit capacity each night, require masks, offer cashless transactions, and make hand sanitizers available throughout. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation. Join the fun!

Learn more about the event.