Night Lights at The Heron, presented by the same people who make Night Lights at the Gardens possible for the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, is a lighting display that makes its home at the site of the Great Blue Heron Music Festival in Sherman, New York.
The Heron is a 200-acre farm property that includes an organic farm business (Green Heron Growers) as well as a festival and special events venue. It draws over 6,000 people for the annual Great Blue Heron Music Festival, featuring bands such as Rusted Root and Donna the Buffalo for over 20 years.
For Night Lights, a one-mile stretch of woods are lit up in the same magical way the Gardens are lit up each winter. The display, developed by Doug Sitler and opened in 2009, was inspired by the “Waterfire” art installation in Providence, Rhode Island. Night Lights at The Heron opened for the season in August, and runs through October 5th with weekly special events and entertainment on Saturday nights at the Café in the Woods.
Night Lights at The Heron is open Friday and Saturday nights from dusk until 11 p.m.; in the event of weather, or incoming weather, a determination of closure will be made by 5 p.m. when possible. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for kids 7 to 12 and free for kids 6 and under; kids 16 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Find out more about Night Lights at The Heron at www.heronnightlights.com.
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