Art and nature enthusiasts will flock to Oakland's Lake Merritt to immerse themselves in the Autumn Lights Festival, a one-of-a-kind interactive art experience that is always the talk of the town.

We invite you to celebrate our 10th Anniversary in-person over three spectacular nights October 14-16.

Prepare to be dazzled, mesmerized and amazed at this magical benefit for the Friends of the Gardens at Lake Merritt. Experience 50 locally-produced illuminated art displays sparkling and beaming throughout Oakland’s beloved municipal gardens.

Proof of vaccination or recent negative Covid test required, in addition to masks. Tickets + info:


  • Starting Thursday, October 14th, 2021, repeated every day until Saturday, October 16, 2021 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm


Gardens at Lake Merritt

666 Bellevue Avenue
Oakland, CA 94610

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