Oakland Cemetery lights up for their much-anticipated Illumine extravaganza
Oakland Cemetery rejuvenates itself with unmissable events every season change, and spring is no exception. Illumine 2022 is all set to take over the historic park, for its annual after-dark celebration of the arts. Wander through all-new displays set against the inspiring backdrop of our iconic skyline.
Featuring all-new artistic installations, expect innovatively lit headstones, mausoleums, flowers, trees, and buildings. Bringing new life, and emphasizing on the beauty within this significant monument in Atlanta.
This year’s expanded event will focus on the cemetery’s newly restored grounds, highlighting the lives of the men and women who created them, managed them, and whose stories they tell. The event will specifically focus on the historic African American Burial Grounds and Women’s Comfort Station.
Stories of Black Atlantans who built and shaped the city will be shared through light, shadow, texture, and sound. Delve into topics like 19th century African American burial practices, class and racial issues from the time, and so much more.
Head there just before the sunset and lights to meander through the history of Oakland’s beautiful springtime gardens near the main gate, and on Bell Tower Ridge. Boasting the cemetery’s most mature Victorian gardens.
Illumine 2022 will be taking place every evening Thursday through Sunday, from April 21 until May 1. Tickets are $20 and booking is advisable. However, there is a discount for students, children, and seniors. Children three and under can enter for free. For more information, visit their website.