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Water Lantern Festival to Light Up North Houston’s City Place Memorial Day Weekend

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SPRING, TX – Water Lantern Festival, named Best Cultural Festival by USA TODAY 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards, is coming to north Houston’s City Place (1250 Lake Plaza Drive – Spring, TX 77389) on Saturday, May 27, 2023 over Memorial Day Weekend. The acclaimed and uplifting experience, which boasts sold out activations around the world, creates a wonderful memory for attendees as thousands of personalized lanterns illuminate the water – in this case the picturesque pond system in City Place Park – in a magical display.

Water Lantern Festival
Photo credit: Water Lantern Festival.

Check-in opens at 5:30 pm for ticketed guests with lantern design beginning at 8 pm. The event caps off from 8:30 – 9:30 pm during the lantern launch. Guests will enjoy live music, specialty vendors and a variety of food truck offerings from 5:30 until 9:30 pm. Tickets, which include a floating lantern kit, LED candle, commemorative drawstring bag, marker, playing cards and conversation cards, are now available for sale at

Early bird pricing is $26.98 per person through May 17 and $45.99 until May 26. Day of event pricing is $55.99 per person. A portion of tickets sales benefit non-profit, a global nonprofit organization working to bring water and sanitation to the world with the goal of making access safe, accessible and cost-effective.




Committed to showcasing an unrivaled lantern festival experience, Water Lantern Festival’s team of dedicated pros have produced hundreds of happenings throughout the world, welcoming more than a million attendees. Events consistently receive an A+ rating with the BBB.

“Water Lantern Festival creates a beautiful and unique way to share your hopes, dreams and aspirations,” said Nate Sorensen, Event Director. “It’s a night that you won’t soon forget, taking advantage of the serene, waterfront backdrop of north Houston’s dynamic City Place.”

A hallmark of Water Lantern Festival happenings is the tapestry of attendees – all ages, backgrounds and walks of life – drawn to a celebration of camaraderie, great music, tasty food, and fun. It’s a special time when people can come together to share positive energy, spread love and kindness, and find comfort and strength. It’s also a great opportunity to reflect on life, share your dreams, discover happiness and healing and connect with your friends and family.




For more information about the City Place event, including becoming a vendor, please visit or email

Water Lantern Festival, the nation’s fastest-growing event experience touring over 100 cities, received top honors and has been named the Best Cultural Festival by USA TODAY 10 Best Readers’ Choice Awards. This highly coveted award is the result of being nominated by a panel of event industry experts, editors, and leaders from USA TODAY. After the nomination, Water Lantern Festival earned the title of Best Cultural Festival in the United States by popular vote.