The Luminary festival had a number of different interactive stations, including one with glowing bags of goo. (Grace Kennedy photo)

VIDEO: North Delta’s Luminary Festival a shining success

The sixth annual festival headed indoors for the first time under threat of rain

Under threat of soggy skies, Delta’s sixth annual Luminary Festival happened indoors on Saturday, Sept. 9 for the first time in the event’s short history.

Held at the Kennedy Seniors Recreation Centre rather than at Sunstone Park, the festival drew nearly 1,500 people of all ages. There were seniors sitting on chairs at the edge of the main hall, babies in decorated strollers, parents holding illuminated lanterns and teens posing for pictures in the darkened halls.

The recreation centre had a number of different activities, from lantern-making and fortune-telling to illuminated juggling and drum lessons. The funk, soul and afro-beat band Coco Jafro performed on the main stage while audience members ate cotton candy off of glowing sticks.

Although it was overcast and had rained quite heavily earlier in the day, the skies remained dry for the festival. A good thing, since the activities extended outside the recreation centre walls and into the parking lot with food trucks and shining decor.

In honour of Canada’s 150th birthday, festival-goers were invited to dress up in red and white costumes. The best costume and lantern, in both adult and kid categories, will be announced later this week.

 

The 2017 Luminary Festival featured a card-reading fortune teller. (Grace Kennedy photo)

The Luminary festival saw costumes of all sorts, including this bright star who had previously smeared cotton candy on his face. (Grace Kennedy photo)

The theme of the 2017 Luminary festival was red and white in honour of Canada’s 150th birthday. (Grace Kennedy photo)

Prizes were awarded for the best red and white costumes at the festival. (Grace Kennedy photo)

The festival saw participants of all ages, from seniors to babies to teenagers on their cellphones. (Grace Kennedy photo)

The Luminary festival was moved to the Kennedy Seniors Recreation Centre this year. (Grace Kennedy photo)

The festival featured a number of fanciful characters, including two owls and this woman on stilts. (Grace Kennedy photo)

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