It was colorful in Oak Bluffs today, as residents of the Martha’s Vineyard Campmeeting Association (MVCMA) cottages decked out their porches with paper lanterns for tonight’s Grand Illumination.
The first Illumination, sponsored by the Oak Bluffs Land and Wharf Company, was held on August 14, 1869, and was intended to promote the company’s new housing development around Ocean Park.
We think it’s almost as much fun to watch campground residents prepare as it is to watch the lights go on. Before the switch is flipped, there’s a singalong around the Tabernacle at about 6:30 followed by music by the Vineyard Haven Town Band.
For more information, visit mvcma.org