December 20, 2018

The Lights Fest; December 2nd, 2018

I attended three Lights Fest events in 2017. Each event kicked off the same, with the National Anthem. Sometimes I forget how powerful the National Anthem can be. When you’re surrounded by 1,000’s of people with the palm of their hand resting over their heart and the only thing you can hear is the words flowing from the lips of one individual. It was pretty powerful.

The Lights Fest #whatlightsyou Jessica Griffin Photography

#whatlightsyou

The Lights Fest #whatlightsyou Jessica Griffin Photography

While waiting for the sun to set, there are a variety of food trucks offering a variety of items. Anything from pizza, sno cones, ice cream, tacos, beer, the works.

The Lights Fest #whatlightsyou Jessica Griffin Photography

The Lights Fest #whatlightsyou Jessica Griffin Photography

The Lights Fest #whatlightsyou Jessica Griffin Photography

The Lights Fest #whatlightsyou Jessica Griffin Photography

The live entertainment is always on point, and very kid friendly. Jarred Roberts of Wood & Stone Music gets the audience up and moving with his original song, Faithful.

The Lights Fest #whatlightsyou Jessica Griffin Photography

What I love most is the atmosphere. Everyone is so kind. I can’t even explain it. Maybe if you’ve attended an event, you can. When you get checked in, find a spot to call ‘home’ for the night, and get set up… this calm just washes over you. Similar to that of sitting at a camp fire. It’s just relaxing. The music is great, the kids are safe. You’re just free to be in the moment. With complete strangers.

The Lights Fest #whatlightsyou Jessica Griffin Photography

The Lights Fest #whatlightsyou Jessica Griffin Photography

The Lights Fest #whatlightsyou Jessica Griffin Photography

I loved seeing families at The Lights Fest. Everyone enjoying their time together, the great outdoors.

The Lights Fest #whatlightsyou Jessica Griffin Photography

When the sun begins to sink below the horizon they come around to light the tiki torches.

The Lights Fest #whatlightsyou Jessica Griffin Photography

I couldn’t resist a selfie with the lanterns!

It’s such a beautiful experience. I’d love to know if you attend an event, and how you like it.

I found this video on YouTube. It was by far one of the *best* videos about The Lights Fest. It truly captures the feeling and emotions of the experience, so much better than I could possibly put into words.

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  1. Gabriella Griffin

    June 5th, 2018 at 9:00 pm

    I had a lot of fun at The Lights Fest! Thanks for taking me with you, mom!

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