The Water Lantern Festival is coming to Hamilton, and it looks like something out of a Disney movie


The Water Lantern Festival is making its way around Canada this summer and we can assure you that this is not something you want to skip out on.

Whether you want to call it a lantern festival, light festival, floating lanterns, or Chinese lanterns, all of the above share the beauty of lighting up the night.

As the sun begins to set, watch as the lanterns begin to illuminate the park and create a magical scenery. Share the experience of hundreds of lanterns floating on the water as you create lasting memories with the people you care about. Disney fans can channel their inner Rapunzel and follow the floating lights in Hamilton Harbour.


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The water Lantern Festival will be taking place this Saturday night, August 3rd, at Bayfront Park.

Tickets are available online through their website. Each ticket includes a blank floating lantern, a commemorative drawstring bag, a marker, and a wristband. There is even a date night package for you to share this experience with someone special! The event begins at 6 pm, and the lanterns will be released at 9:30 pm.

All lanterns will be cleaned up after the event by the organizer’s awesome staff and incredible volunteer team. In addition, the lanterns are 100% eco-friendly, made of wood and rice paper. You also have the opportunity to volunteer for this event and can contact them at


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Now’s the time to channel your inner artist and create a unique lantern like no other. Watch your personalized lantern drift out into the water and join every other lantern on the lake.

We’ll see you there!

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