The Water Lantern Festival is making its way back to Montreal this September! Montreal’s dazzling event will be the perfect way to cap off the end of the summer, as you and your companions release and watch your lanterns slowly illuminate the waters of Oka Beach.
This year, the Water Lantern Festival will take place in Oka Beach, just one hour away from Montreal on Sept. 28, 2019. The event starts at 4:30 PM and the release of the water lanterns will be from 8:00-9: 00 PM, which will conclude the festival. In between, everyone will have the chance to enjoy the other festivities around the area which includes food trucks, music, and other fun activities.
Ticket Information for adults:
- Early bird price until August 31 – $33.99
- Regular price until Sept. 15 – $38.99
- Late price until Sept. 27 – $42.99
- On the day (Sept. 28) – $50.00
There are special rates available for youths (8-14) and children (0-7) as well as take advantage of a date night promotional rate of 10% off for two tickets and a Mandala Mat. However, prices are exclusive of processing fees and taxes.
Get your tickets here.
Each adult tickets comes with the following:
- Floating lantern
- Commemorative bag
The address of the event is Oka Beach/Parc national d’Oka, 2020 Chemin d’Oka, Oka, QC J0N 1E0 Canada. Please note that there is a fee of $7.75 to enter the national park.
View this post on Instagram
Wondering how to make the most of your experience at the Water Lantern Festival? Here are some of the best tips:⠀ 1) Show up when the gates open. There won't be a big crowd to deal with and you'll get some prime real estate for the lantern launch.⠀ 2) Bring your own supplies to decorate with. While we do provide one marker with each lantern kit, we recommend to bring your own markers, stickers, pictures, etc. so you can really customize your lantern! ⠀ 3) Bring blankets and chairs! We won't have any seating at the event so we strongly recommend to bring your own seating. ⠀ ⠀ Did we miss something? Let us know what other tips you have!
The highlight of this family-friendly event is the launching of the water lanterns and watching them as they add a bit of sparkle in the lake. Participants are encouraged to write their wishes and dreams and even decorate their water lanterns however they want to. They will be given time to do the said decorating at 7:00 PM. One hour later, the water lanterns will then be released out into the water while spectators enjoy the view of the lanterns gently gliding through the shores and lighting up the evening.
Click here for more information from the official site of the event.
As fun as the event will be, the event organisers have pledged to make the event as environmentally friendly as possible. All water lanterns will be made of wood and rice paper, making them 100% eco-friendly. Additionally, tickets will cover the cost of clean up before and after the event where the event staff and team members will handle the clean up which will include the disposing of the water lanterns and the garbage around the area.
There will be something for everybody at the Water Lantern Festival as the event will cater to people of all ages. Food and music will be there to accompany the evening as the water lanterns float and add some sparkle to the coast while you end the summer with memories of this night of light and love.