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 ​​​3, 2019 | 5 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Where: Mount Trashmore Park 

  • Event gates open at 5 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 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 from June 21 to July 15 - $30
  • Late ticket prices from July 15 to August 2 - $35​
  • Day of ticket prices - $40​


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