The Lights Water Fest

What happens when you combine thousands of families, friends and foodies, with live music, dancing, and the floating of water lanterns? – Welcome to The Lights Water Fest.  The Lights Water Fest is an experience where thousands of friends and families gather to listen to live music, fill up on great food and light up life by sharing personal wishes, dreams and goals. At the perfect moment, everyone will gather at the banks of water and send their led candle lantern into the blue lagoon of hope.  It creates a surreal ambiance, where time slows down as your single lantern floats with thousands of others. Come float with us and see what lights you.

The lights water fest is dedicated to leaving a positive impact on the environment and everyone who attends our events. This is an event that is for everyone but cultivates individual experiences. Whether you’re commemorating or celebrating, you’re creating a special memory that will last a lifetime.

Our Mission

Our Mission at The Lights Water Fest is to create a transformative experience for families and friends, enabling them to share their light with others.

How It Works

Once you arrive, make your way on over to our “Check-in” tents! Though this is a relaxed event, you will want to grab a spot in front of our stage, before you go wandering about with your family and friends. We will have plenty of space, but it is first come first serve.

Around twilight, the fun begins. You can experience live entertainment, music for the whole family, dancing, as well as local artists. Did you bring a gaggle of kids? Great! We have kid friendly activities like face painting and bouncy houses to keep them busy.

The Lantern Launch

we will give specific instructions during the event on how to unpack, and light your lanterns. We, like you, are always antsy to launch the lanterns in the water. Please keep in mind that THE LAUNCH is 100% contingent upon the local  authorities.  We work very close with city officials in every community.  


The Lights Water Fest is dedicated to leaving a positive impact on everyone who attends our events. We are also dedicated to leaving a positive impact on the environment.

We have a dedicated cleanup crew, waiting in the water, whose focus is collecting lanterns after the event. We’ve engineered our lanterns so no fire is used but rather led lights that portray the same effect but are far more safe. After the event, we have a large cleaning crew, picking up the lanterns. Our lanterns are 100% biodegradable. Our “Leave No Trace Policy” allows us to make sure that our venues look the same after we leave as they did before we arrived.  We care deeply about marine life and non of lanterns are harmful to any wildlife.  

Giving Back

We are committed to creating a light-filled world. We strive to work with local non-profits in every city we go to as well as national charities that are passionate about the same things we are. The Lights Water Fest loves giving back.