The Lantern Festival returns to East Marlborough at Plantation Field this Saturday – Daily Local

KENNETT SQUARE – October brought the full force of autumn to Chester County with sunsets a bit earlier, cool winds creating a cool breeze and yellow leaves dancing from the trees on cobblestones and winding roads.

Until October 30, Light: Installations by Bruce Munro will remain on view Thursday through Sunday evenings at Longwood Gardens in East Marlborough Township.

A Parkesburg family visits Longwood Gardens on Friday. (JEN SAMUEL – DAILY LOCAL NEWS)

Visitors to Longwood Gardens can enjoy the Fountain Festival, featuring water dances and climbs of up to 175 feet in dazzling lighted fountain performances Thursday through Sunday evenings, as previously reported.

“The Main Fountain Garden at Longwood Gardens is a sensation with a mix of grand architecture, horticultural art and soaring fountains,” said Nina Kelly, director of marketing and communications for the Chester County Conference & Visitors Bureau at Kennett. .

In Delaware County, across from Brandywine National Battlefield, Chadds Ford’s Brandywine River Museum of Art is exhibiting Fragile Earth: The Naturalist Impulse in Contemporary Art until January 8.

“Spreading over two galleries, the exhibition will include striking works reflecting the Earth’s vulnerability, created in a variety of media, by four of America’s leading contemporary artists whose work addresses environmental themes,” said Nicole Kindbeiter, spokesperson for the conservatory and museum.

This weekend, the Lantern Festival returns to East Marlborough Township on Saturday.

People from all over the world travel to Chester County to attend the Lights Festiva, with arrivals beginning in the afternoon around 3pm at Plantation Field.

People are starting to arrive early at the 500-acre site near Highway 82 as families and friends set up picnic areas and listen to live music together.

Then, as the sun sets, everyone releases lanterns into the April night sky.

Participants can also write a message on the lanterns before releasing them into the sky.

The lanterns are rice-based and do not involve any plastic as stated earlier. Thousands of lanterns should be launched.

“The Lights Fest is always an amazing sight to see.” said Nina Kelly, director of marketing for Chester County’s Brandywine Valley, in the spring. The last event took place in April.

“At the perfect moment,” Kelly said, “everyone lights their sky lanterns sharing wishes and dreams in the night.”

“Fragile Earth” will be on view until January 8 at the Brandywine River Museum of Art. A reproduced piece is currently on display. The installation features wildlife from all 50 states by artist James Prosek. (JEN SAMUEL – MEDIANEWS GROUP)
The Fountain Festival, with water dances and climbs of up to 175ft in dazzling illuminated fountain performances, is now on view Thursday through Sunday evenings at Longwood Gardens.  (JEN SAMUEL - DAILY LOCAL NEWS)
The Fountain Festival, with water dancing and climbing up to 175 feet in dazzling illuminated fountain performances, is now on view Thursday through Sunday evenings at Longwood Gardens. (JEN SAMUEL – DAILY LOCAL NEWS)

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