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. At the Water Lantern Festival, we cherish these moments and will do our best to help you have an memorable experience that you'll never forget.
Each adult ticket provides entry into the festival area and comes with a floating water lantern, keychain LED flashlight, 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.
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 with approval of paperwork at the entrance.
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. We partner with local charities and non-profit organizations in each of the cities we hold our events which will receive a portion of the proceeds. The amount is based on the size of the event and the involvement of the charity.
You can visit each event location 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. Our charity partners are awesome to work with.
We would love to have your city experience this amazing water 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 Volunteer Team is amazing, and we couldn't create such an incredible experience without the help of our awesome volunteers. Each volunteer will receive a shirt, a lantern to launch at the event, marker, mini-flashlight, and wristband for helping us out! Please go to your cities' event page and sign up on the volunteer link. Once you're signed up, we'll look forward to your help and send you an email with more information.
Still more questions? Visit our contact page to shoot us an e-mail.