RiSE Lantern Festival brings a message of hope in the desert near Las Vegas


The RiSE Lantern Festival will be lighting up the desert sky on Friday and Saturday night, spreading a little hope to southern Nevada for the fourth year in a row.

Organizers are expecting more than 10,000 people to come together to celebrate hopes, dreams and wishes out at the Moapa reservation.

According to the RiSE festival website:

Beginning mid-afternoon, with the sun overhead, you’ll listen to soulful live music, enjoy food and drinks, and connect with your friends.
Later, under moonlight, you’ll prepare your lantern and let it rise with thousands of others. Your lantern means something unique to you. But together they give a collective voice to our individual hopes and dreams in one beautiful display.

RiSE festival is a celebratory event where lanterns are simultaneously released to the sky representing participant's hopes, dreams and wishes creating a breathtaking and unforgettable experience. Festival goers participating in this visually stunning experience can indulge in an array of food and beverage options while taking in sounds from all-new live entertainment from both local and regional musicians for an exclusive lineup this year. All are encouraged to partake in igniting of the sky with the release of over 20,000 lanterns for an incredibly breathtaking moment.

RiSE was the first lantern festival of its kind to take place in the United States and debuted in 2014 near Las Vegas. Each year since, over 10,000 guests have joined together to lift their spirits with the release of thousands of biodegradable paper lanterns, creating lasting memories and an incredible shared experience.

The Saturday night event is sold out but tickets to the Friday night event can still be purchased online by visiting

2017 Event and Ticket Information

  • Price: Adults $109 - $129; Children 3-10, $59 -$69 with accompanying adult
  • 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 for purchase.
  • The event begins with live music at 3:30 p.m. on October 6. The lantern release begins at 8:50 p.m.
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