Soon after sundown, on Saturday, April 4th, friends, family and thousands of event goers will come together to share personal thoughts, wishes and goals as they set free lanterns on the southeastern shores of Lake Pleasant. A long standing tradition, the lighting of (biodegradable) lanterns is a way of marking milestones, offering up wishes and goals, while celebrating in a festive, picturesque atmosphere. Drawing more than 10,000 visitors, the event runs from 4:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. (lanterns to be released after sundown) and features live music, food trucks, kids’ events and some of the most amazing views that the greater Phoenix area has to offer.
Lanterns can be purchased for $30.00 each and include admission, entry tickets are $5.00 and can be purchased online at: www.pleasantharbor.com. Ticket prices DO NOT include entry into Pleasant Harbor which is an additional $10 gate fee per vehicle for this event. No coolers are allowed. However, blankets and lawn chairs are welcome. Due to the biodegradable make-up of the lanterns, no outside lanterns are allowed.
For those wanting a Weekend Experience, camping is also available, both full hook-up campsites (electric, water, sewer and internet access) and dry camping spaces. Showers, convenience store, pool and clubhouse amenities are available to weekend campers at Pleasant Harbor RV Resort. Pleasant Harbor offers an array of water sports and lakeside activities. Dillon’s Bayou Restaurant, located at Pleasant Harbor Marina, is open throughout the weekend for breakfast, lunch and dinner and features live music. For more information about camping package pricing call 623-235-6140.