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The Bay Lights: Bay Bridge Light Show | Grand Lighting Ceremony

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Tuesday, March 5, 2013 - 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
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Pier 7 | Pier 7 San Francisco, CA 94105

Event Details

“The Bay Lights” Bay Bridge Light Show

The Bay Lights is an iconic light sculpture designed by internationally renowned artist Leo Villareal. This stunning fine arts experience will shine from dusk to midnight for two years on the San Francisco Bay Bridge West Span. It’s scheduled to relaunch as a permanent art piece on January 30, 2016 after a massive overhaul.

Seven times the scale of the Eiffel Tower’s 100th Anniversary lighting, The Bay Lights is the world’s largest light sculpture, 1.8 miles wide and 500 feet high.

Using 25,000 white individually programmed LED lights, artist Leo Villareal will create complex algorithms and patterns in a dazzling display across the bridge’s west span.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Grand Lighting | “The Bay Lights” Bay Bridge Light Show

March 5, 2013 marks the official opening of The Bay Lights with their “Grand Lighting” Ceremony.

8:00pm – The Embarcadero Pier 7
Warm up with free hot chocolate and churros (while supplies last) as you wait for The Bay Lights unveiling, courtesy of Michael Chiarello’s new Embarcadero Pier 5 restaurant Coqueta.

9:00pm – Lights On for The Bay Lights
Witness the birth of the largest LED light sculpture in existence—check out Marin and San Francisco restaurants, hotels, cafés and public places with the best views here – but anywhere along the waterfront north of the bridge should be a great spot.

Disclaimer: Please double check event information with the event organizer as events can be canceled, details can change after they are added to our calendar, and errors do occur.

Cost: FREE*
*Free to watch
Categories: *Top Pick*, Art & Museums, Monthly Top 10 Preview - March, San FranFREEsco
Venue: Pier 7
Address: Pier 7 San Francisco, CA 94105