Illumination Scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013
One very special highlight of the summer season on the Campground is Grand
Illumination. This event is usually held on the third Wednesday in August.
The cottages are adorned with colorful Chinese and Japanese lanterns, and both a Community
Sing and a band concert are held in the Tabernacle. Grand Illumination started
in Oak Bluffs over a century ago and was initially intended as a way of marking the visit
of the Governor of Massachusetts.
Thousands of Island residents and visitors enjoy Grand Illumination each summer.