Greater Belhaven Neighborhood Foundation’s “Bright Lights” Event is Sunday

August 24, 2023

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The Greater Belhaven Neighborhood Foundation (GBNF) will host “Bright Lights”, a reinvented version of the neighborhood festival that has been held for 17 years. This year, the progressive event is scheduled for an entire Sunday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Belhaven’s Bright Lights will be a free event! Rain or shine, participants can register for an event guide & passport at The Oaks Museum from 10 am until 2 pm on the day of the event. Participants completing the passport challenge will use their event guide to cash in for instant gift cards.

Starting at Sunflower Oven, then moving to Urban Foxes and culminating at Fertile Ground and Belhaven Town Center, the event will feature loads of music, art markets, and of course food and drinks. Several businesses will offer special hours and Bright Lights-themed menu items.

“This next chapter of Bright Lights is highlighting bright spots in Belhaven”, said Bright Lights Committee Chair Molly West. “Neighbors from near and far can dip into cafés, bakeries, breweries, markets, museums, and restaurants as they enjoy live music at four stages and two art markets. The indoor/outdoor model will also be useful for attendees to break from the weather.”

For more information, visit the Greater Belhaven Neighborhood Foundation website at and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter at @greaterbelhaven

The schedule, subject to change, includes:

9:00 AM - Brunch Kickoff at Sunflower Oven

9:30 AM - Tara Janique & Company (jazz) at Sunflower Oven

10:00 - 3:00 - JXN Flea at Urban Foxes

10:00 - 4:00 - The Oaks House Museum / GBF Welcome & Registration

11:00 AM - Dog Island Quartet (instrumental avant jazz) at Sunflower Oven

12:00 PM - DJ Stephan Urkel (dance eclectic) at Urban Foxes

1:00 PM - The Guiding Light (jangle rock) at Urban Foxes

2:00 PM - Pyinfamous w/special guest (hip hop) at Urban Foxes

3:00 PM - The Rails (folk) at Urban Foxes - The Heights

4:00 PM - Fondren Guitars Student Rock Band (rock) at BTC Terrace

4:00 - 7:00 PM - GBF Welcome Tent at BTC

4:00 - 8:00 PM - Beans & Bananas Market at BTC

5:00 PM - Ally Durr and Band (R&B) at Fertile Ground

6:00 PM - Heavy Boy (indie rock) at Fertile Ground

7:00 PM - The Fa La La (rock) at Fertile Ground

Related: Right Sized Bright Lights is a Celebration of People, Creativity (include map of locations)