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Wichita Water Lantern Festival 

Voted the #1 festival by USA Today, the Water Lantern Festival is an amazing experience where you'll witness the magic of lanterns as they light up the water.

Included in ever ticket for the event is entry into the festival, floating lantern, marker for personalization, LED light, wristband and souvenir bag. Gates for Wichita's Water Lantern Festival will open at 5 p.m. Participants can enjoy food trucks, music and other fun until 8:30 p.m. Lantern design work will begin at 6:30 p.m. and the lantern launch will be from 8 - 9 p.m. 

Lantern collection and removal following the event is included in ticket price. 

2023 Event

The 2023 Wichita Water Lantern Festival will take place at OJ Watson Park September 9. 

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