Greerton prepares for an illuminating night

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Fire breathers at the IlluminArt 2013 festival.
Fire breathers at the IlluminArt 2013 festival.

Greerton Village will light up in every way imaginable tonight as the village celebrates with an illuminating party.

Streets will be closed to make way for Greerton IlluminArt Light Festival 2014 from 5pm tonight at the Greerton Village Square.

Events will begin at 6pm with Samba dancers leading a lantern parade down Chadwick Rd before hot air balloons lift off and a fire show takes place. A mass lantern release is also expected to take place, if the weather places ball.

The family fun event was postponed after poor weather last weekend.

Other entertainment includes a UV glow walkway, lantern display and roving fire performers.

Bus will run all evening. For crowd safety, Chadwick Rd will be closed from Cameron Rd to Greerton Rd, between from 5.30pm through to 9pm. Parking is expected to be limited and people are encouraged to catch buses on routes 1, 2 and 55, which are running through to 10pm.

Find your bus route here

Entry is free.

Tonight's programme:

6pm - IlluminArt Light Festival begins, Tauranga Samba leading the
lantern parade down Chadwick Road
7pm - Hot Air Balloon Glow - Greerton Village school grounds
7.30 - Highly Flammable Glow Show - Greerton Village School
8.20 - Extreme Fire Show - Greerton Village School Grounds
8.40 - Mass Lantern Release - Weather dependant

- Bay of Plenty Times

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