Lumiere Festival Postponed Till October 1st

Lumiere Cape Breton’s Art at Night Festival is postponed due to the impending hurricane. The festival’s main event, which was originally scheduled for Saturday, September 24, will now take place on Saturday, October 1, from 7pm - 12 midnight.
“After reviewing the forecast and speaking with representatives from the Cape Breton Regional Municipality, the Lumiere Board feels it is best to postpone the Art at Night Festival,” says Robyn Neal, Board Chair. “This will be the first time in our 11-year history that the event has been postponed, but it is in everyone’s best interest. The safety of our community comes first.”
Other Lumiere events like the ‘Open Studio Day’ at Eltuek Art Centre and ‘19+ Fired Creations Night’ that are scheduled for Thursday, September 22, will continue as planned. The ‘Artist Bump-In’ scheduled for Friday, September 23, will be cancelled.
“We have been working diligently to connect with artists, venues, volunteers, and event support people to bring the full art-at-night experience to our community on October 1,” says Bria LeJeune, Lumiere Events and Logistics Coordinator. “People have been very accepting and accommodating, and we’re confident that, though one week later than anticipated, the festival will be top-notch and true to its theme of re-emergence.”

For more updates and information, visit or find Lumiere Cape Breton on Facebook.

For more information, please contact Bria LeJeune at [email protected]

Please note that Charlotte (Nepean to Dorchester), Dorchester to Esplanade, Esplanade to Pitt, Pitt to Charlotte, Charlotte to Falmouth will be closed on October 1st from 2:30pm-12am to allow for the festival.

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