A few years ago I took my wife to a paper lantern festival for Valentine’s Day, and it was one of the coolest things we were ever a part of. This weekend there’s a Paper Lantern Festival in the valley, but if you want to participate you need to act fast.
Originally the Lantern Fest was a one day even, happening on Saturday, November 12, however after the day sold out so fast, they added another day on Friday the 11. But that day too is quickly selling out with only “Last Call” tickets available. Adults and kid 4-12 need to buy advance tickets to guarantee admittance. Your paid pass will get you a lantern, a market to write a special message on your lantern, a lighter and a s’mores kit.
The festival, happening at the Pinal County Fair Grounds (512 N 11 Mile Corner Rd, Casa Grande, AZ 85194) will have food, live music, face painters and other activities before the crows releases their lanterns into the night sky.
Even if you can’t get your passes to the event, it might be worth driving out to the fair grounds to watch all the beautiful lantern soar.
Get all the details on this weekends event here: The Lantern Fest