All Aglow in the Camp Ground for 150 Years
Caroline Kaplan
On Wednesday evening the Grand Illumination started the same way it has for 150 years — with a community sing.
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Illumination, Fair, Fireworks: Vineyard Hits High Notes of Summer
Julia Wells

With Illumination Night, the Agricultural Fair and Oak Bluffs fireworks all on the docket, this week marks the high point of traditional summer events on Martha’s Vineyard. It all begins at sundown tonight, with the 150th Grand Illumination.

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Grand Illumination Night

Grand Illumination Night has been a summer staple on Martha's Vineyard since 1869, when the first event was held in honor of the visiting governor of Massachusetts. After sundown on the third Wednesday in August, lanterns of all kinds cast a magical glow over the charming gingerbread cottages at the Martha's Vineyard Camp Ground.

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Keeping the Lights of Tradition Glowing at Grand Illumination
Katherine Gianni
The Martha’s Vineyard Camp Ground celebrated its 49th annual Grand Illumination Night on Wednesday.
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Again An Old-Fashioned Oak Bluffs Illumination
Vineyard Gazette
Stars sparkled, pink and gold and orange lanterns bobbed, and a soft wind played among the chimes in the Camp Ground Wednesday night for the 104th annual Illumination Night.
 
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Grand Illumination Tonight
Julia Wells

At sundown the gingerbread houses of the Camp Ground will glow with the light of thousands of lanterns, part of a summertime tradition in Oak Bluffs.

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Grand Illumination, Ag Fair, Fireworks

Illumination, the Agricultural Fair, the Oak Bluffs Fireworks, it’s all happening this coming week, the end of summer bonanza that keeps on giving.

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Camp Ground Shines for Grand Illumination
Chloe Reichel

The Camp Ground lit up for the 148th Grand Illumination Wednesday. Before the lanterns were turned on, crowds packed the Tabernacle for a concert by the Vineyard Haven Band and a community sing.

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Grand Old Time at Illumination Night

The 148th Grand Illumination is tonight at the Camp Ground in Oak Bluffs. At sundown, the gingerbread houses will glow with the light of thousands of lanterns, part of a summertime tradition dating to the 1860s. Events begin at 7:30 p.m.

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Paper Lanterns Light the Way to Oak Bluffs Tonight
Sara Brown

Tonight gingerbread houses will be aglow once again for Grand Illumination Night, a cherished Camp Ground tradition for almost 150 years. The action gets underway at 7:30 p.m., and the first lantern is lit at dusk.

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