Morecambe’s Enlarged Light Art Extravaganza with Grand Friday Night Parade
Morecambe, Brace yourselves for the highlight of the Winter Season as Baylight ’24, the Light Art Trail in Morecambe, returns bigger and better than ever, featuring a dazzling Friday Night Parade and an expanded collection of 21 captivating installations and experiences. Presented by Morecambe Sparkle CIC, this free event in February Half Term is set to illuminate Morecambe Promenade from 15th – 17 February 2024, promising an unforgettable celebration of art and light, and igniting the spirit of community.
Name: Baylight ’24
Date: 15th – 17th February 2024
Time: 6pm – 10pm (Friday Night Parade 6pm-7pm)
Location: Morecambe Promenade
What to Expect at Baylight ’24:
The main event, spanning 15th – 17th, 6pm – 10pm will showcase an expanded collection of 21 captivating installations and experiences designed by an eclectic mix of local and national artists, along with an interactive piece from the Netherlands. The trail, strategically positioned along Morecambe Seafront, extends over a mile from the Sailing Club Jetty to the Midland Hotel and Stone Jetty, offering a breathtaking journey along the curving shapes of Morecambe Bay. The Friday Night Parade is bigger and better, offering opportunities for residents and attendees to make parade pieces during the half term week and be part of the vibrant procession, setting the tone for an exceptional weekend.
As the sun sets, the art pieces will come to life, reflecting and symbolising the beauty of Morecambe Bay’s environment. With a rising tide in the evenings, the installations will cast enchanting reflections in the water, creating a magical ambiance.
Baylight ’24 has gathered support from Lancashire County Council, contributing £425,000 towards the project over two years from its £12.8m Economic Recovery & Growth Fund. Additional match funding comes from Morecambe Town Council and Morecambe BID.
This year we are pleased to announce that we have received extra funding support from Morecambe’s local businesses and organisations. Our grateful thanks go to:
- Althams Butchers
- Wright & Lord Solicitors
- Heysham Power Stations
- The Midland Hotel
- West End Morecambe (Big Lottery)
- The Royal Bar & Shaker
- Waters & Atkinson Accountants
- The Ship Inn, Caton
And we can’t forget our roster of community volunteers offering their time to make the event a success, highlighting the collaborative effort to make Baylight ’24 a resounding success.
County Councillor Aidy Riggott, Lancashire County Council cabinet member for economic development and growth, said:
“The first year of Baylight brought a real buzz to Morecambe and I’m excited to see the plans emerging for an even bigger and better event this winter.
“Baylight has already helped to lift the local economy during what is usually a quieter period, and I really hope our funding has sown the seed for the event to continue in future as it’s clear that there’s a real appetite for a winter lights festival.
“The team behind Baylight has done a fantastic job, and we will continue to offer advice to assist any future programmes. The lights look incredible against the spectacular setting of Morecambe Bay, and I’d encourage everyone to support this event now, and in the future, to keep the momentum going.”
Your Support Matters:
As we embark on the grandeur of Baylight ’24, your support is essential to ensure the continued success of this annual celebration. Join us in creating a lasting impact on the Morecambe community when we launch our Baylight ‘25 fundraising campaign in January 2024.