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RiSE Lantern Festival returns to the Mojave Desert

Posted at 10:36 AM, Mar 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-05 13:36:09-05

RiSE Lantern Festival returns to the Mojave Desert on Oct. 4-5. The event takes place just 25 miles south of Las Vegas near the Jean Dry Lake Bed.

Launched in 2014 near Las Vegas, RiSE is currently the largest lantern event in the world, with events also planned for Australia and Dubai. Each year, more than 25,000 guests come together to witness an awe-inspiring release of paper sky lanterns. The festival begins mid-afternoon, when participants gather to listen to live musical acts and indulge in a variety of food and beverage offerings. Later, under moonlight, guests release their personalized lanterns simultaneously, signifying a collective intention for our individual hopes and dreams. In keeping with its commitment to sustainability, all RiSE lanterns are 100% biodegradable and are collected and property disposed of, along with any other area litter, by RiSE event staff.

Ticket Pricing: Adults: $99 plus fees including optional weather cancellation protection. Children ages 3-10 (require an accompanying adult): $69 plus fees including optional weather cancellation protection. Children under the age of 3 are free. All tickets must be purchased in advance. There is no on-site box office for this event. Tickets for each evening of the festival are on sale now at risefestival.com.

Location and Timing: Entry to the Jean Lake Bed will begin at 3 p.m. on each day of the event. Fireworks and lantern releases will occur from approximately 7:15 - 10 p.m.

Rain Check Registration: 2018 participants whose event was canceled due to weather can register for the complimentary Oct. 6 make-up event, or purchase discounted tickets to Friday or Saturday’s lantern release. Guests may email hello@risefestival.com for more information and redemption.

Parking and Shuttles: Parking is available on-site ($29 per vehicle) and shuttles from the Las Vegas Strip ($39 per person) will also be available.

More information is available at risefestival.com.