Lanterns at the Lake

Soon after sundown, on Saturday, April 14, friends, family and thousands of strangers will come together to share personal thoughts, wishes and goals as they set free lanterns on the southeastern shores of Lake Pleasant.

The Lantern at the Lake event runs 4-9:30 p.m. at Pleasant Harbor at Lake Pleasant, 8708 W. Harbor Blvd.

A long standing tradition, the lighting of (biodegradable) lanterns is a way of marking milestones, offering up wishes and goals, while celebrating in a festive, picturesque atmosphere. This event marks the first time the West Valley will host a lantern festival and also a first to take place at an Arizona lake, with the 10,000-acre Lake Pleasant water surface certain to be aglow with thousands of lighted lanterns. The event features live music, food trucks, kids’ events and amazing views. No coolers are allowed, however blankets and lawn chairs are welcome.

Tickets for Lanterns at the Lake are $25 and are available online at There is no admission fee for children ages 3 and under.  Lanterns at the Lake tickets do include entry into Pleasant Harbor. However, attendees must present proof of ticket purchase upon arrival at gate entry.

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