St. Paul lights up the Water Lantern Festival

Have you ever wanted to experience a true lantern moment a la Disney’s Tangled? Now is your chance. Take part of Water Lantern Festival in St. Paul on July 27 and get your own fairytale moment.

At the Phalen Beach House in Phalen Park, people can enjoy food trucks and music at 18.00-22.00. From 20.00 you can design your lantern. Then watch from 8.30-10.00pm as everyone launches their lanterns into the water and enjoy the glowing view.

The Water Lantern Festival is more than just a pretty sight. Participants are encouraged to write something meaningful on their lantern, such as a goal they have or a burden they want to leave in their past. Whatever part of yourself you decide to release, the festival aims to be a peaceful and healing experience.

The event is presented by One World Lantern Festival LLC. As of 2018, their team has taken the festival to cities across the United States, the event website says. If you can’t attend in July, One World is bringing the event to Town Green Park in Maple Grove on September 28th. Dates for Rochester and St. Cloud to be determined.

One World is also committed to making the Water Lantern Festival sustainable. According to event website, the lanterns are cleaned up after the festival and the staff also pick up rubbish around the water. The lanterns themselves are made of rice paper and wood, making them more environmentally friendly. LED lights are also reused and recycled whenever possible.

If you’re ready to buy tickets, take advantage of the early bird price of $34.99 until July 14th. Regular price of $39.99 is available until July 19th and late price of $45.99 until July 26th. On the day of the event, you can purchase tickets for $55.99 each. Tickets come with floating lantern and an LED light.

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