Water Lantern Festival to Light Up Cleveland For the First Time This June


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The shores of Lake Erie will be bright this June when the Water Lantern Festival comes to Cleveland for the first time.

The event, held at Voinovich Park June 15, invites attendees to write positive messages on rice paper lanterns before sending them off into the water.

Traveling to 80 cities in America this year, the Water Lantern Festival is also making its way to Columbus, Cincinnati and Dayton.

Festival attendees can expect plenty of food trucks, kids activities, live music and good vibes from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., with the LED candle-lit lantern ceremony beginning at 9:30 p.m.

The purchase of one adult ticket includes entry into the festival area, a floating lantern, marker, wristband and a drawstring bag. You can also donate to the nonprofit, Water.org when you buy a ticket. Prices are $30 until May 31, $35 until June 14 and $40 the day of the event.

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