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Illumine 2024

April 18 @ 7:30 pm - April 28 @ 10:30 pm

About the Event

As the sun sets, the Cemetery is transformed. Through innovative lighting and art installations by local artists, interactive experiences, and live music, Illumine 2024 will light up the shadows of the night. Experience Oakland after dark against the inspiring backdrop of Atlanta’s glittering skyline.

In addition to exploring parts of the Cemetery after the sun goes down, Illumine attendees will also enjoy live entertainment, multiple bars, and an Oakland pop-up shop.

Illumine 2024 Dates

Each evening of Illumine 2024 has a limited number of tickets to ensure the best experience for each visitor. Buy your tickets in advance to guarantee that you can attend.

  • Thursday, April 18
  • Friday, April 19
  • Saturday, April 20
  • Sunday, April 21
  • Thursday, April 25
  • Friday, April 26
  • Saturday, April 27
  • Sunday, April 28


  • Adults: $20 advance / $25 at the gate*
  • VIP: $85 advance/$100 at the gate*
  • Students, Children, Seniors (65+): $15 advance / $20 at the gate*
  • Children 3 and Under: Free

Members save $5 on tickets with the promo in your member email!

*Plus taxes and fees

Illumine VIP Experience

Level up your Illumine experience with VIP status! We’re releasing a limited number of VIP tickets per night, so get yours early and enjoy

  • Exclusive access to the restored Oakland Bell Tower featuring amazing views from second-story balconies overlooking the Atlanta skyline and Oakland Cemetery;
  • Bell Tower VIP amenities including a VIP-only restroom, seating area, separate bar with a larger selection of wine and cocktails, and a decadent dessert bar with a variety of sweet bites;
  • Two drink tickets;
  • Complimentary fun glow-in-the-dark accessories

All proceeds from Illumine support Historic Oakland Foundation’s mission to preserve, restore, enhance, and share Oakland Cemetery in partnership with the City of Atlanta.

Musical Performers

  • Thursday, April 18: OKCello
  • Friday, April 19:  Veronika Jackson, Bonaventure Quartet
  • Saturday, April 20 : Veronika Jackson, Bonaventure Quartet
  • Sunday, April 21: OKCello
  • Thursday, April 25: OKCello
  • Friday, April 26: Veronika Jackson, Bonaventure Quartet
  • Saturday, April 27: Veronika Jackson, TBD
  • Sunday, April 28: OKCello

Know Before You Go

  • First entry is at 7:30 pm and the last entry is at 10:30 pm. The sun goes down around 8:15 pm and we strongly encourage you to stick around until after that time to see the illumination effects.
  • General Admission tickets purchased at the gate are subject to a $5 walk-up fee.
  • Illumine is a rain-or-shine event.
  • Ticket price does not include tax or fees.
  • Weapons of any kind are prohibited.
  • With the exception of service animals, pets are not allowed at Illumine.


Illumine’s route covers approximately one mile of roads and historic pathways. Although there are no steps on the route, historic gutters, slopes, and brick walkways might make experiencing Illumine 2024 difficult for those with limited mobility.

If you would like to request accommodation for accessibility, such as an ASL interpreter, please provide Historic Oakland Foundation at least 3 days notice. For more information or to make a request, please contact Makeda Phillips at to discuss your particular circumstances.

Thank You Sponsors


April 18 @ 7:30 pm
April 28 @ 10:30 pm
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Oakland Cemetery
248 Oakland Avenue Southeast
Atlanta, GA 30312 United States
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