We received media passes to go to the Lantern Fest in Utah. No other compensation was received. All opinions are my own.
Last weekend I took my family to one of the coolest things we have done yet. The Lantern Fest in Utah. We are all a fan of the movie Disney’s Tangled, and this movie totally had us all singing songs from the movie and feeling like we were in a boat floating on the water. We arrived several hours early, so we had time to set up our chairs and blankets, enjoy S’Mores, and decorate our lanterns. In addition to that, Bounce Houses and Bean Bag Toss were set up for the kids and families to enjoy. Even though it was a little chilly we got snow cones and sat around talking about how excited we were to see the lanterns when it got dark enough.
If you are planning on visiting, here are some tips:
- Buy your tickets in advance (they sell out quickly).
- Arrive at least 3 hours before dark. You will avoid most of the traffic, get better parking and get a better spot in the park to setup.
- Take blankets and jackets. It gets chilly at night.
- Take a camera to capture/video the amazing moments when all the lanterns are being lit and sent off.
- Take some snacks and drinks to have while you are waiting. If you don’t want to carry anything in, there are food vendors in the park.
Here is a photo journey of our time at the Lantern Fest 2017 in Utah:
There is so many fun things to do while you are waiting to launch the lanterns. Rock Wall Climbing, Bull Riding, Jump Houses, and more all included with your admission. There is also face painting, balloon animals, live music, food trucks, and many other things for you to check out.
About Lantern Fest:
Hopes and dreams will weave a tapestry of light across the night sky. Families and friends can enjoy live music, a stage show, inflatables, face painting, s’mores, balloon twisters and photos with princesses. Later, when the sun goes down, participants will release their lanterns.
“This event is very unifying,” said Lantern Fest co-owner John Malfatto. “People enjoy the activities leading up to the lantern launch with friend and family. But when the lanterns are first released, there is always a short moment of silence as the entire group gazes upwards in awe.”
People come to the Lantern Fest for different reasons; some aim to turn over a new leaf, others to heal a broken friendship or to celebrate the lives of loved ones. However, the moment lanterns are released, all are unified under a golden sky.
Historically, Chinese Lanterns have been used to symbolize good fortune, request favorable weather and celebrate the lives of loved ones. In 2015, The Lantern Fest, owned by Sack Lunch Productions Inc. (OTC:SAKL), introduced this ancient tradition to the US. The spectacular event features food, music, s’mores, children’s entertainment and, when the sun goes down, lanterns light the sky in one spectacular release.
There are Lantern Fest Events all over the country! Be sure to check out http://www.thelanternfest.com for more information on when they will be in your area. If it is already past, put it on your calendar to check back about next February for new dates. There are Lantern Fest’s through November, so check out the Lantern Fest Locations and see!