Join us October 5th as the sun sets on the Safari lands, to watch as over 1,000 beautiful flickering lanterns fill our lake with light during our Floating Lantern Festival! 🏮🎇
Inspired by the Japanese festival, Toro Nagashi, where families come together to guide departed spirits to the spirit world by releasing candle-lit lanterns to the sea, the Floating Lantern Festival is an enchanting festival evening filled with memories you won’t soon forget.
Come together with family, friends, and strangers alike to decorate your own floating lantern. Celebrate the evening with live entertainment and festival treats, as you relax lakeside and watch as brilliant golden candle light illuminates the water.
Floating Lantern Festival Admission Includes: - Admission to over 20 acres of Adventure Zoo (4:30PM - Sunset)🐾 - Live Music 🎸 - Your own Personal Lantern🏮 - Coloring Stations to Decorate Lanterns🎨
During the festival, we will also have: - Food Trucks 🌮 - Beer & Wine 🍻 - Sno Monkey Snow Cones 🍧 - Additional Animal Experiences (4:30pm - Sunset)🦒 *Animal Experiences are an additional cost and may close early based on availability*
Schedule of Events: 4:30PM- Event opens for Festival Goers (Adventure Zoo open!)🤩 4:30-7:00PM- Lantern Pickup / Check in🎟 / Lantern Decorating🎨 5:00PM - Live Music Starts!🎤 8:00-9:00PM - Lantern Release (Lantern groups launch every 5 to 10 minutes)🏮 9:30PM - Festival End⏰