A magical Water Lantern Festival is coming to Houston this fall!

The Water Lantern Festival is filled with fun, happiness, hope, and great memories that you’ll cherish for a lifetime. This is a family friendly event that can be shared by everyone.

Friends, families, neighbors, and lots of people that you haven’t met can come together to create a peaceful, memorable experience.

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What is the Water Lantern Festival?

The lantern festival is truly a magical experience. The whole family will be mesmerized by the experience. It is a whole new way to experience the Houston that you know and love.

Not only is the lantern festival rooted in tradition and memories, it also has layers of hope and happiness as we look to the future. It’s a yearly festival that lets you take a moment to slow down and enjoy the world around you.

There’s nothing quite like seeing all of the lanterns illuminated on the water. If you’ve never been before or even if you have been, it’s never a bad time to stop and just lose yourself in the magic of it all.

At dark the lanterns are lit and set off into the water, the combination of the many many lights and the water really sets everything off. The festival also has a fun aspect of designing your own lantern and then launching it yourself into the water.

How much does it cost to participate?

You can find all the details about tickets, frequently asked questions, and the ever changing schedule with the link below. The festival changes slightly every year so make sure to bookmark the page and stop back for the updated details next year.

After you’ve been the festival once you will want to make it a yearly tradition for sure!

Water Lantern Festival Tickets, FAQ, and More

Is the festival environmentally friendly?

The festival and staff are very dedicated to the environment so you don’t have to stress about what happens to all those lanterns after the fact. The festival staff make sure that each and every lantern is cleaned up and removed from the water after the event!

You can’t bring your own lantern to the event because the Houston Water Lantern Festival ones have been specifically designed for this event to ensure that no lanterns sink into the water and to make it possible for the event staff to clean them up well after the event ends.

Want to learn more about the water lantern festival and see how you can participate?

You can learn more about how to participate in the lantern festival here in Houston at the website listed below.

It’s a good idea to do a little research before you head out to the Water Lantern Festival each year so that you know times, parking, and anything else that might pop up. Plan ahead so you have a great time with no interruptions!

More details on the Houston Water Lantern Festival!

a few water lanterns on the water floating while lit in the dark. Title in upper right hand corner of image.