Let the fall festivities begin! Bring your family and friends to experience the three-night community event, held in the magical gardens of Lake Merritt. For 7 years, this unique Oakland tradition has transformed the seven-acre oasis into a beautiful blend of illuminated art, live music and entertainment, and delicious food and refreshments. This special, three-night event is fun for all ages and will make a memorable autumn experience. 

The Autumn Lights Festival transforms the Lake Merritt Gardens into a brilliant show of art and entertainment. This event welcomed more than 10,000 people in 2016. The event encompasses a stroll through these lush gardens. To showcase the art, the pathways have little to low light. A suggested flashlight would help navigate the walkways. Additionally, the park is wheelchair accessible! The festival will take place from October 18ththrough October 21stfrom 6 pm until 11 pm. The festival will also feature locally-made food, beer, and wine available at the food court. 

The tickets are available on EventBrite, General Admission is $20, and Youth is $7. Be sure to buy your tickets ahead of time because ticket prices will increase, and the event will sell out. All of the proceeds go to benefit Lake Merritt and their new goal of expansion. This year, the Lakeside Park will go through some renovations such as energy-efficient lighting, durable and secure fencing, and drought-tolerant irrigation. With the help of local sponsors and your purchases, these improvements and renovations are made possible. 

For additional information about the festival, artists, and any other question, visit http://www.autumnlightsoakland.com.  

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