Light Up Thurrock: Finale!

8 March 2024 4:30pm @ Kiverts Field, Lantern Parade @ 6pm | Grays Town Park from 7pm
  • 4:30pm @ Kiverts Field, Lantern Parade @ 6pm | Grays Town Park from 7pm
  • FREE
  • Kilverts Field, Grays

    Grays Town Park, Grays


The free, family-friendly Light-Up Event of Winter 23/24!

Get yourself down to Grays Town to join in the Light-Up Festivities.
For the 3rd year running, Arts Outburst will be shining a light on Thurrock, for the people – by the people. Let’s come together to celebrate and enjoy the community that we have as we trudge through these darker months towards Spring.

Meet Arts Outburst & South Essex College at Kilverts Field anytime from 4:30pm to enjoy some pre-event entertainment and activity before the parade!

Join Arts Outburst, Light Up Brass Band – MisLED and Same Sky with their incredible lanterns at Kilverts Field for 6pm. The parade will depart at 6:15pm. MisLED will lead the parade via Grays High Street, past the Thameside Theatre and on to Grays Town Park where the event will continue… Anyone is welcome to join the parade!

We encourage you to dress up nice ‘n bright and to bring along lanterns, the fairy lights, torches – the lot! Staff and volunteers will marshall the route. Please note, the route has a mix of footpaths and road walking where suitable (within road closures).

The parade’s arrival at Grays Town Park will be marked with a performance by MisLED kicking the evening off, you are then invited to explore the space! Explore Art Outburst’s own Community Arts staples, the return of the Neon Garden, a Selfie Station and our 2024 art piece, Faces of Thurrock. Enjoy Same Sky’s impressive lantern installations, EEA’s Butterflies… PifPaf Theatre’s Worker Moths, Face Painting and Dance Performances by South Essex College, we are even being joined by the Essex Gaming Bus. All of this and more…

Keep your eyes peeled for more information on our facebook and instagram.

Get involved with FACES OF THURROCK!
Send your selfies to to help us build our newest community art piece that will be on display at our Finale event.

Make your own Community Group Lantern!
Are you part of an existing group or organisation? Get in touch and book some lantern making time… You can even use our space to come and make your own group lantern to walk with in our annual lantern parade!

Reach out to the team for guidance on how to get involved!

Want to be involved? Get in touch with the team to find out all of the opportunities to get stuck in.

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