Fisher Parks and Recreation Department Director Sarah Sandquist calls the annual Glow in the Park event a “family rave.”
Participants of all ages are encouraged to wear a white t-shirt and prepare to be sprayed with phosphorescent paint. The event will take place from 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. on September 18 at the Nickel Plate District Amphitheater, which will be equipped with black lights, so everyone can shine.
“There are a bunch of different areas for paint distribution so we don’t have people on stage,” Sandquist said.
Event staff will spray paint from the stage, from a catwalk, and from multiple platforms in the amphitheater. Sandquist said it was difficult to socially distance oneself during the event, so the parks department established a social distancing zone.
“It’s an event that a lot of people come to and you won’t be able to space out as much as you would like, even if it’s outside,” said Sandquist. “In socially remote areas, people can come and get sprayed with paint without being in the middle of a crowd. “
Food trucks will be on site and there will be free makeup with phosphorescent makeup from 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm A graffiti artist will paint on a graffiti wall. There will be DJs and the 31Svn Street Dance Academy will be doing breakdancing. The parks department will distribute glasses and shower caps free of charge.
All participants must sign a waiver for the event. The waiver is available at playfishers.com/179/Glow-in-the-Parkor and at the event.
There will also be fog machines and lasers.
“It’s super fun,” Sandquist said.