Water Lantern Festival Inspires The Human Spirit
Water Lantern Festival is an incredible experience
where thousands of family, friends, and strangers celebrate
life together. Water Lantern Festival brings together
individuals from all ages, backgrounds, and walks of
life to join in one emotional and memorable night. You'll cherish these moments
as you witness the beauty of thousands of lanterns and the lights reflecting upon the water.
Each adult ticket provides entry into the festival
area and comes with a floating lantern, commemorative
drawstring bag, marker, and wristband.
In addition, the price covers the cost of collecting and removing the lanterns from the water following the event as well as cleaning up any trash that may have been previously been in or around the water.
The lantern launch window typically begins at sunset and will continue for 1-2 hours until everyone has had an opportunity to launch their lantern into the water.
We encourage everyone to arrive between 4PM and 6PM, depending on the location and venue. Please check the official Water Lantern Festival Event Guide that is e-mailed to all participants a week prior to the event.
Nope! All ages are welcome to the lantern festival, and we are a family friendly event! All participants must agree to the waiver, and do accept the terms of the waiver by participating and entering the festival grounds.
Yes, our staff ensures that each and every lantern is gathered up following the event. Please see our commitment to the environment page here.
We're sorry, we do not allow any outside lanterns as we cannot guarantee or be responsible for cleaning them up. We will have additional lanterns available for purchase.
Yes, feel free to bring your own food or snacks. We will also have some amazing food trucks at the event for you to enjoy some great food.
Water Lantern Festival is a beautiful experience and one you'll want to capture with great photos. Check out our Photograhpy Tips to learn how to capture that perfect moment as the floating lanterns light up and reflect upon the water.
Some event venues do not permit the consumtion of alcohol. Please see the specific event page to learn if alcohol is permitted at the event you are attending.
We love our pets! However they are not allowed at the Water Lantern Festival. Service dogs will be permitted.
Refunds are not available, unless you purchase the
Ticket Insurance Protection when you bought your tickets.
Ticket Protection protects your purchase from unforeseen circumstances such as family emergencies, illness, weather postponement or cancellation, or for any other reason. Ticket price and additional items purchased will be refunded, minus $2.75 for processing and $4 for the Ticket Protection fee. Ticket Protection valid up to 4 days prior to the event. If you purchased Ticket Protection and need a refund, please e-mail [email protected]
In the case of a weather postponement, or cancellation, please see our inclement weather policy.
We'll do our best to proceed with the event as scheduled, but if severe weather prohibits us from launching the lanterns on the water then we'll work with local officials to determine what the options are for rescheduling the event within 120 days. Please see our inclement weather policy.
We do our best to provide parking that is close to the festival area. Parking for each location varies, please see the event guide to find the parking areas.
Water Lantern Festival is a for-profit event. However, we donate to charities and non-profit organizations for each of our events and are proud to support Water.org mission of providing safe water to millions of people around the world.
You can visit each event page to learn more about the organization we are working with in your local area. Our goal is to provide donation opportunities, generate awareness of the charity in the community, and maintain strong relationships with our charity partners.
We would love to have your city experience this amazing floating lantern event. Please send us an email at [email protected] and let us know where you are located and why you think your city would be a great area for this event.
Absolutely! We want you to have a night that you'll never forget!
Definitely! Our Event Staff is amazing, and we can't create such an incredible experience without your help. Please go to your city's event page and click on the "Get Involved" link.
Still more questions? Visit our contact page to shoot us an e-mail.