Beauty and inspiration will dance across the water and ignite St. Petersburg Florida this April during the festival of 1000 lights. If you're looking for a night to celebrate life and feel inspired, you'll want to attend the most captivating water lantern festival happening in St Pete on April 6th.
The festival will include delicious local food vendors, toe-tappin' tunes, and the magical sight of thousands of flickering lanterns dancing across the bay. The 1000 light's festivals have captivated many in states all across the U.S - including Florida, South Carolina, Texas, California, New York, and Tennessee.
Included in your ticket cost, you'll get an environmentally friendly water lantern, a kit to decorate unique to you and your loved ones, and access to all night entertainment. Tickets are $29 for adults, $13 for youth, and free to children 6 and under. Ticket sales are only open until March 31st, so you'll want to grab one quick if you want a chance to see this one-of-a-kind spectacle.
Water lanterns originated as a beautiful symbolic part of Chinese and Japanese culture. They're recognized as a celebration of a loved one and guide their spirit across the sea back to the spirit world, as well as a release of goodwill and hope into the universe for a future that shines like your lantern.
Send of a wish for a lost loved one, wish for peace and prosperity, celebrate the love you have in your current daily life, or let go of the past for a brighter future by releasing your lantern into the water and let a wave of calm wash over you as you watch thousands of beautiful lanterns make their journeys too.
The gates open when the festival starts at 5:30 pm on April 6th and runs until 9:30 pm, with the release of your beautiful lantern starting at 8:30 pm. If you're looking to try your luck, they'll also have high stakes bingo at 6:30. You can attend the festival at ROC Park 200 Rex Pl, Madeira Beach, FL 33708.