Children and adults blow bubbles in front of the center for performing arts.
Just after dark the luminary procession, representing the fifth element of Spirit, begins its march through the center of town. The paper lanterns, handmade by the community members who carry them, light up the night like jewels dancing in the dark.
Jewels in the night – the luminaries lend an element of magic and represents the fifth element: Spirit.
Locals try their hand at chalk artistry as the procession lead approaches.
The Sun, representing the element of Fire, leads the way flanked by banners and dancers.
A narwal, octopuses, a flamingo and our college mascot, the infamous geoduck, - just a few representing the Water element.
Jane Wingfield is a yoga-loving sketcher from Olympia, Washington. She co-organizes the Seattle Urban Sketchers group. You can read even more about the Procession and see more sketches here.