The 3rd Annual Lanterns at the Lake takes place 4-9:30 p.m. Saturday, April 4 at Pleasant Harbor at Lake Pleasant, 8708 W. Harbor Blvd., Peoria.
Soon after sundown that Saturday, 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 or offering up wishes and goals, while celebrating in a festive atmosphere. Drawing more than 10,000 visitors, the event features live music, food trucks, and kids’ events.
Lanterns available for $30 each and include admission ($5 per person with no lantern), and be purchased at 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 allowed. However, blankets and lawn chairs welcome. Due to the biodegradable make-up of the lanterns, no outside lanterns 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 available to weekend campers at Pleasant Harbor RV Resort. Call 623-235-6140 for camping package pricing.