Blue Bayou event on Saturday

I’ve seen the plans and am very impressed. Are you going to the opening?

Public invited to Blue Bayou bash this Saturday
— reported by KHOU CBS Channel 11

The public is invited to a free, city-wide celebration for the grand opening of the new 23-acre, $15 million waterfront park in downtown Houston. Blue Bayou will feature an evening of moonlight, music, films and fireworks. The Sabine to Bagby Promenade runs along the banks of Buffalo Bayou and features jogging and biking trails, lush landscaping and the bayou’s first pedestrian bridge.

The highlight of the Blue Bayou grand opening event will be the illumination of the blue and white lights designed by artist Stephen Korns and international lighting firm L’Observatoire. They will brighten the bridges, trails and water of the park with a blue color scheme changing in tandem with the phases of the moon.

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When: Saturday, June 10, 7 p.m. to midnight

Where: Sabine-to-Bagby Promenade, Buffalo Bayou Walk. The festivities will stretch along the banks of Buffalo Bayou from Sabine to I-45, between Allen Parkway and Memorial Drive.

Parking: Free parking is available at City Lot H (next to Fonde Recreational Center at Sabine Street and Memorial Drive) and Lot C (Memorial Drive and Houston Street). Paid parking is available at the Hobby Center for Performing Arts at Bagby and Walker.

Event schedule:

7 p.m. Park opens; Moodafaruka and Two Star Symphony perform; jugglers, stilt-walkers and fire-breathers entertain

8:45 p.m. Lighting Ceremony

9 p.m. Fireworks

9:15 p.m. Floating Cinema

Sunsets by Andy Warhol

Two Rivers by Peter Hutton

Ten Skies by James Benning

9:25 p.m. – 11 p.m. Two Star Symphony performs

12 Midnight Event closes

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