Water Lantern Festival

While they're called many things such as lantern festivals, lights festivals, floating lanterns, or Chinese lanterns - only Water Lantern Festival allows you to Light The Water in a way you'll never forget. Now you can experience the magic of thousands of lanterns as the soft lights reflect upon the water.

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​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.​​​​


 August ​​​1, 2020 | 5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Arieal View of Water Lantern Destival
Where: Mount Trashmore Park 

  • Event gates open at 5:30 p.m.​
  • There will be food trucks, music, and family fun activities!​
  • Part of each ticket sale benefits the Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation Foundation.​
  • The lantern launch is at 8:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
  • All lanterns will be cleaned up after the event by our awesome staff and incredible team. In addition, water lanterns are 100% eco-friendly - made of wood and rice paper​.

*For more information please visit the Virginia Beach ​Water Lantern Festival​ website. 


  • Regular ticket prices until July 20 - $35.99
  • Late ticket prices from July 21 - July 31 - $45.99​
  • Day of ticket prices - $55.99



  Photo Gallery ​

   ​Water lanterns floating during the day  Water Lantern Festival Overview
  Water Lantern.jpg  Decorated Water Lanters Ready for Launch
  People Decorating Water Lanterns at a Table  People Sitting on a Blanket with Decorated Water Lantern
  Person Decorating Water Lantern Child and Adult Sitting at a Table with a Water Lantern
  Person Decorating Water Lantern Adult and Child Sitting on the Grass Decorating a Water Lantern
  Adult and Child on a Blanket Decorating Water Lantern People Sitting with Water Lanterns
  Group of People Decorating Water Lanterns Group of People Sitting on Grass with Water Lanterns
  Group waiting to Launch Water Lanterns  Performer Playing Guitar on Stage


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