September 25: Firefly Community Lantern Walk Along Portland's Willamette River | Free

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September 25: Firefly Community Lantern Walk Along Portland's Willamette River | Free

City Repair announces the 2010 Firefly Community Lantern Walk

The City Repair Project presents the Firefly Community Lantern Walk to be held along Portland's river front on Saturday, September 25, 2010 from 7pm to 9pm.  The FIREFLY COMMUNITY LANTERN WALK is a community-based event held to promote connection to natural cycles. The event seeks to create a space for Portland community members to gather together to acknowledge the passing from summer to autumn — to celebrate harvest time and the shifting in balance of light.

The lantern walk route will start at the Main Street Plaza on the Eastbank Esplanade, just north of the east end of the Hawthorne Bridge. From there, participants can walk or ride a 2.5 mile circular route around the river: first north along the Eastbank Esplanade, then over the Steel Bridge, and back along Waterfront Park to the Hawthorne Bridge.

This is a free, all-ages event.

Participants are asked to bring a lantern or lights to carry. There will be a lantern-making workshop at a City Repair ReWare event on Sunday, September 19th. Lighted bikes are encouraged to start out first and be a vanguard for the procession.

Go to for further details about the Firefly Lantern Walk, ReWare workshops, and information about The City Repair Project.


The City Repair Project is a 501(c)3 non-profit grassroots organization that helps people reclaim their urban spaces to create community-oriented places.  This event is organized and run by volunteers on a minimal budget, and local sponsors help keep this event community-supported.