What You Need to Know Before Attending The Lantern Fest

What You Need to Know Before Attending The Lantern Fest
The Lantern Fest is coming back to the Kentucky Speedway on October 15th! Find out why you don’t want to miss out on this unique event that lights up the night.

What You Need to Know Before Attending The Lantern Fest

So what is The Lantern Fest?

The Lantern Fest is an opportunity for thousands of revelers to join together as a community and create an unforgettable spectacle of light. After an afternoon of live music, dancing, and s’mores, when the sun sets and the time is just right, we light the sky with lanterns representing our highest hopes, deepest regrets, and fondest dreams.

Historically lanterns were used to symbolize good fortune, request favorable weather, or celebrate the life of a loved one. At Lantern Fest, you could be with us to turn over a new leaf, or just to capture some likes on Instagram. Families and friends can dance to music, roast marshmallows, and munch on snacks provided by local vendors, all before watching the lanterns float away in an unforgettable release.


What You Need to Know Before Attending The Lantern Fest

Attending for the 1st time?

Here are a few tips before you go.

1. Get there early if you want to be close to the band or want to sit around one of the fire pits
2. Don’t forget a blanket or chair to sit on. You will want to be comfortable
3. They give you a couple graham crackers and pieces of chocolate and marshmallows to make s’mores if you want any other snacks don’t forget to bring your own. (The s’mores kits come with enough to make 4 s’mores)
4. They have a couple food trucks and drinks available but if you want you can bring your own as well

5.  Carpool if possible because the venue for the event is charging $5 a car.

6. Dress in layers so that you don’t get cold when the sun goes down.


The Lantern Pass ranges from $25-$50 depending on when you register.

With your Lantern Pass, you will receive a wristband granting you entrance to the event, a lantern, a marker, a lighter, and a s’mores kit.

***NOTE: Each adult needs to register with their own Lantern Pass. Kids 3 and under are free! Kids ages 4 to 12 will need to register with a “$7 kids pass”, which is good for entrance to the event as well as a small gift. ***

You can register for tickets here.

Kentucky Speedway is located at located at 1 Kentucky Speedway Blvd, Sparta, KY 41086.
Thanks again to The Lantern Fest for providing tickets for review and giveaway purposes. 

4 thoughts on “What You Need to Know Before Attending The Lantern Fest”

  1. Please pick me and my family for this beautiful and magical experience. My fiance does nothing but work and hasnt even had a vacation in 7 years, my step daughter is 9 and has Williams syndrome, my son just turned 4 last month, and none of us have ever experienced a more breathe taking moment like this.

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