The 2015 Festival is a two-night community event, October 16-17, 6-11 pm. Held inside the seven-acre oasis of themed gardens nestled in Lakeside Park, it is a collaboration of the magnificent Oakland and Bay Area art community and our public garden. Last year, the festival welcomed nearly 3,000 adults and kids who all strolled peacefully through the Gardens at night, and marveled at the mesmerizing installations crafted by dozens of local artists.
The Autumn Lights Festival is a fundraiser for the Gardens at Lake Merritt, a free public garden that truly is the “Green Heart of Oakland”.
Shuttle transportation will be available from the 19th street BART station. Take the 20th Street exit and walk toward California Bank & Trust. The shuttle will run every 20 minutes from 5:45 pm to 11:30 pm.
Note: Tickets are sold out, but a limited supply will be available at the door. City officials predict door tickets will sell out fast.