Maps and Info

 

Festival Information

BOREALIS runs nightly October 11 – 14 at South lake Union Park in Seattle.

Music begins at 5pm in the park.
Installations open at 6PM throughout the SLU neighborhood.
Projection Mapping Showcase Showings start at 6:30PM on west side of MOHAI.
Full Schedule below.

There are two parts to the festival: a video projection mapping showcase on the exterior of the Museum of History and Industry (MOHAI) with four nightly showings beginning at 6:30PM, and a self-guided walking tour of 25 light art installations throughout the neighborhood beginning at 6PM and running until 10PM each evening.

For the four nightly showings of the video projection mapping showcase, you will need to reserve tickets. Tickets are FREE and the event is family-friendly and ADA accessible.

There will be food trucks (see below) for all ages, and a beer garden for those over 21.

The event will be weather-independent, so dress appropriately for the season. Wear your lights! Costumes and lighting accessories encouraged!

Parking and transit information can be found here.

 

Schedule

 

Video Projection Mapping Showcase

 

Thursday, Oct. 11

5PM                                Music with Gypsy Temple and WARM 106.9
6:15PM                            Welcome remarks with festival founders Terry Morgan and Tamas Vaspori, and Leonard Garfield of MOHAI
6:30- 7:00 PM                  First nightly showing
7:30 – 8:00 PM                Second nightly showing
8:30 – 9:00 PM                Third nightly showing
9:30 – 10:00 PM              Fourth nightly showing

Friday, Oct. 12

5PM                                Music with LeRoy Bell & His Only Friends and KIXI  880
6:15PM                            Welcome remarks with festival founder Terry Morgan 
6:30- 7:00 PM                  First nightly showing
7:30 – 8:00 PM                Second nightly showing
8:30 – 9:00 PM                Third nightly showing
9:30 – 10:00 PM              Fourth nightly showing

Saturday, Oct. 13

5PM                                Music with Dakota Poorman and The BULL 98.9
6:15PM                            Welcome remarks  
6:30- 7:00 PM                  First nightly showing
7:30 – 8:00 PM                Second nightly showing
8:30 – 9:00 PM                Third nightly showing
9:30 – 10:00 PM              Fourth nightly showing

Sunday, Oct. 14

1PM                                 Expert Talk on light art, city light, and the immersive lighting experience by Jean-Francois Zurawik, Director of La Fête des Lumières. Space is limited, RSVP.

5PM                                Music with DJs and MOViN 92.5
6:15PM                            Welcome remarks
6:30- 7:00 PM                  First nightly showing
7:30 – 8:00 PM                Second nightly showing
8:30 – 9:00 PM                Third nightly showing
9:30 – 10:00 PM              Fourth nightly showing

All showings are the same program and take place on the west facade of MOHAI.

 

Light Art Installations Walking tour

 

6:00- 10:00 PM nightly. See map below or download a printable pdf version. . You can also download the app. The tour is self-guided and no tickets are necessary. Explore the neighborhood and immerse yourself in a wide range of entertaining and thought-provoking artworks, all made with and/or about light. Installations are predominantly out-of-doors on both public and private property, as well as an indoor exhibit at MadArt, 325 Westlake Ave N.

 

MAPS

 

Video Projection Mapping Showcase

The video projection mapping showcase seating is on the west side of MOHAI, in South Lake Union Park.

 

Light Art Installation Walking Tour

The light art installation walking tour takes place throughout the South Lake Union neighborhood. The artworks are on public streets, alleyways, and private property. See the map below for details, or download a printable pdf version. 

Or get the festivAR Augmented Reality app for your mobile device to explore the festival.

Food at the Festival

 

 

Athenas Gyros

Athena’s Gyros

We started frying up calzones back in the 80’s. You may have seen us at such events as Bumbershoot, Fremont Fair, & University Street Fair. We are a small family-owned-and-operated Seattle-based company. We have spent the last 30 years at the festivals and now have ventured onto the streets of Seattle with Athena’s food truck.
Traditional Gyros: Topped with fresh lettuce, tomato, onion, crumbled, feta, Kalamata olives, tzatziki sauce, wrapped up in pita bread.

 

Buddha Bruddah

Buddha Bruddah

Thai Cuisine – Mixed Plates served with rice, mac sald, Asian slaw: choice of Huli Huli GInger Chicken, Kalua Pork, Spicy Pork, Hawaiian Grilled Beef.

 

Daddy's Donuts

Daddy’s Donuts

We specialize in making each order of mini’s fresh to order. We have mini donuts with a choice of  plain, cinnamon sugar or powder sugar dusted as well as Daddy’s combos that have fresh sauces and toppings over fresh warm mini donuts. We serve each order in a fun Daddy’s Donut cup.

 

Frelard Tamales

Frelard Tamales

Our recipe comes from my family who is from Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco in the west coast of Mexico. The recipe has been passed down from generation to generation and it has now been passed to us to continue our Mexican tradition of making hand-made tamales from scratch.

 

C Davis Texas BBQ

C Davis Texas BBQ

Customer reviews:
“Every. Single. Thing. Was delicious!”
“If you’re looking for where locals go, this is a good stop.”