Water Lantern Festival 2023

  • Dates: October 7, 2023
  • Location: Leo J Ryan Park
  • Address:
    650 Shell Blvd.
    Foster City, CA 94404

Bring your friends and family to enjoy the Water Lantern Festival at the Foster City Lagoon! Enjoy this magical floating water lantern event which includes local food trucks, games, activities, vendors, music, and the beauty of thousands of lanterns adorned with letters of love, hope, and dreams reflected upon the water.

Voted #1 Best Cultural Festival by USA TODAY two years in a row, this event brings communities together and individuals from all ages, backgrounds, and walks of life in one emotional and memorable night! 

Each adult ticket comes with a wristband for entry and access to food trucks, a floating lantern kit, an LED candle, conversation cards, and more.

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All lanterns will be cleaned up after the event by the festival's staff. In addition, they pick up any trash that may have previously been in or around the water. The lanterns are made from rice paper and wood, and they reuse and recycle the LED candles. In addition, Water Lantern Festival supports the mission of in helping to provide safe water and sanitation to families around the world.