The Lantern Fest

Pinal Fairgrounds

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In a Nutshell

Festival pass grants admission plus a paper lantern to decorate before sending it into the sky alongside hundreds of others

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires May 8, 2016. Amount paid never expires. Registration required, must register online with promo code. Limit 10 per person. Event date is May 7, 2015. Must register online by May 6. All kids (ages 4–12) must have a kids pass and these passes may only be purchased at http://www.thelanternfest.com/location/tucson/#200. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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The Deal

  • $25 for One Adult Lantern Pass Admission ($50 value)

Lantern Passes include an admission wristband, one lantern, a marker for decorating, and a s’mores kit capable of making four s’mores. Doors open at 3 p.m., with the lantern lighting taking place after sundown (some time between 7–10 p.m.). Kids 3 and younger may attend for free, but must check-in at the event and have a waiver signed by a legal guardian. All kids (ages 4-12) must have a kid’s pass, and these passes may only be purchased here

The Lantern Fest

The Lantern Fest takes inspiration from the ancient Asian tradition of releasing lanterns into the air to honor a loved one, bring about good fortune, or symbolize a new beginning. Of course, people may sign up for whatever reason they choose, even if it's just to get a cool picture for Instagram. The nighttime event is open to all ages, with registrants 16 and older receiving their own lantern and other freebies. Though the lanterns are flame retardant, there will be fire-safety professionals on hand just in case; though they're biodegradable, the event's lantern chasers generally recover 99% of those released. After the lanterns are lit and sent skyward, participants can spend the rest of their evening visiting food trucks, making s'mores, taking in live music, or shopping for handmade wares from local vendors.

Customer Reviews

It was just as magical as I expected. We got there right as they opened and they had free kid entertainment like face painting and balloon animals as well as live music and entertainment. We took 4 kids 7 and under and everyone had a great time.
Michael M. · June 27, 2017
We had such an amazing time. It was a beautiful experience. Highly recommend it to anyone. Lots of parking and friendly people running the festival.
Stacey B. · October 30, 2016
It was a really neat experience.
Court E. · August 10, 2017

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