Thursday, October 6, 2022

Annual Festival of Lights set for next week

The triumph of good over evil will be celebrated during the Second Annual Festival of Lights from 6 until 8 p.m.  Friday, Oct. 14 in Canton Township.

Several community groups along with Canton Leisure Services have partnered to host a special celebration of lights that symbolizes the “victory of light over darkness,” a spokesman noted.  The free event which is open to all community members, will culminate with a smaller-scale firework display in Heritage Park.  

Program activities will include: Indian cultural performances, music, dancing, and free henna designs. Indian snacks will also be available on-site for an additional fee.  

“Canton is excited to host our 2nd annual Festival of Lights Community Celebration as a tribute to the diversity and multicultural fabric of the Canton community,” said Laura Mortier, recreation supervisor. “By presenting this type of event, we hope to foster a deeper understanding and awareness of this 10,000-year-old tradition.”

There is no admission pr parking fee to attend the outdoor event. The Festival of Lights Community Celebration is weather-dependent and will take place Oct. 15 in the event of rain or inclement weather. For more information, visit or call (734) 394-5460.

The Festival of Lights will take place at the Heritage Park Amphitheater, located behind the Canton Administration Building at 1150 S. Canton Center Road.