Free events Chicago Riverwalk
When: Tuesday, August 14, 8:30-9:15pm
Where: Chicago Riverwalk, Procession begins between Franklin and Wells at Wacker Dr. (south side) to just past Columbus and the Island Party Hut near Lake Shore Drive Map
Part of 2nd Tuesdays on the Riverwalk, LUMA8 is partnering with the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events to present monthly Arts in the Dark Lantern Processions featuring illuminated creations made with After School Matters and other area Chicago arts organizations.
This months theme
LUM8 will be honoring the Chinese Fine Arts Society. The theme will be “Chinese Valentine’s Day – the QiXi Festival” Every year, the QiXi Festival celebrates one of China’s romantic myths. Forbidden lovers, the Cowherd and the Weaver Girl were separated by a large river. But their tears eventually moved the heavens and, once a year, on the seventh night of the seventh lunar month, a flock of magpies forms a bridge so the two lovers can reunite.
Bring homemade laterns
Bring your homemade bird lanterns to help reunite the lovers, traditional red Chinese lanterns or other romance-themed lights and join our parade. Tips
The Chinese Fine Arts Society is hosting a FREE family-friendly lantern-making workshop earlier on the same day to help you prepare for participation:
Chinatown Library 2100 S. Wentworth Avenue, (312) 747-8013
Aug 14, 2018 4:30 – 6PM
To participate in the procession, please click here for an application
All participants will be invited to join the Lantern Contingent in the 2018 Arts in the Dark Halloween Parade on Saturday, October 20.
Best location to view the procession
You may want to go to River Theater on the south side of the Riverwalk between LaSalle and Clark Street. Or any area along the way, including one of the many fun restaurants or bars. Map