Light the Water

Lake Ming will be illuminated by thousands of lanterns with messages of hope, love and loss on Saturday, Oct. 6. Light the Water Lantern Festival will provide each lantern with a purchase of a ticket. Lanterns will be released onto Lake Ming near dusk.

Along with a ticket and lantern, Light the Water provides a decoration kit and glow sticks.

Historically, sky lanterns originated in China in the third century BC. These lanterns were used during war to send messages of help. Sky lanterns inspired the lanterns on the water tradition that is seen now around the world. Lanterns are made from rice paper and wood, which are environmentally friendly.

Light the Water travels across America yearly to dedicate lanterns and light up cities. Before the lanterns are released, various activities will take place at Lake Ming.

From 4 to 8 p.m. food trucks and vendors will be on site to feed everyone in attendance. Kids activities will run from 4:30 to 7 p.m. A high stakes bingo game will begin at 5 p.m., followed by live entertainment. Lanterns will be released onto Lake Ming from 7 to 8 p.m. 

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