Montreal Water Lantern Festival – If you’re interested in doing something a little different and would like to create some lovely memories, then The Water Lantern Festival could be a great option. Featuring live music and gourmet food trucks at the scenic Oka Beach, this lovely event takes place on September 28th from 4:00-09:00 pm.
Created to inspire the human spirit, this Festival is an incredible experience and suitable for all ages. Bringing people together all across Canada and the United States, family, friends, and strangers gather to celebrate life together in a beautiful outdoor setting.
The ancient ritual of sending floating lanterns across the water is known to have healing qualities. In some parts of Asia it is done to commemorate the dead. The modern practice of floating water lanterns represents life and new beginnings. As new age methods of seeking peace and well being are becoming more popular and widespread in North America, it’s no wonder that The Water Lantern Festival has made its way to Montreal.
Each adult ticket includes a floating lantern, commemorative drawstring bag, marker, and wristband. After coloring and designing your personal lantern, you are encouraged to write down some of your hopes and dreams, or a letter to a loved one. Then as the sun sets, all of the lanterns are lit and sent out into the water.
The beauty of thousands of lanterns reflecting upon the water creates magical moments and stunning scenery.
In case you’re concerned for the environment, the price covers the cost of collecting and removing the lanterns from the water following the event as well as cleaning up any trash that may have been previously been in or around the water.
For more information please visit Montreal Water Lantern Festival website.
*Tickets purchased before August 31st are $33.99
Tickets purchased after this date are $38.99 and
tickets purchased on the day of event are $50.00.