Illumination Night

Amid the Darkness a Few Lanterns Glow

Skunks outnumbered pedestrians in the Oak Bluffs Campground Wednesday evening on what would have been Illumination night.

Signature August Events Canceled in Oak Bluffs

The Oak Bluffs fireworks will be cancelled this year due to the pandemic, the town firemen’s civic association said late Wednesday.

All Aglow in the Camp Ground for 150 Years

On Wednesday evening the Grand Illumination started the same way it has for 150 years — with a community sing.

Illumination, Fair, Fireworks: Vineyard Hits High Notes of Summer

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.

Keeping the Lights of Tradition Glowing at Grand Illumination

The Martha’s Vineyard Camp Ground celebrated its 49th annual Grand Illumination Night on Wednesday.

Grand Illumination Tonight

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.

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.

Camp Ground Shines for Grand Illumination

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.

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.

Paper Lanterns Light the Way to Oak Bluffs Tonight

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.