RiSE Lantern Festival Continues to Uplift and Inspire for a
Sixth Year in Nevada’s Mojave Desert

October 4-5, 2019 – Tickets on Sale Feb. 7


RiSE Lantern Festival, an inspirational gathering and movement created to awaken and uplift, returns to the Mojave Desert on Friday, October 4 and Saturday, October 5, 2019. Located just 25 miles south of Las Vegas near the Jean Dry Lake Bed, tickets for each evening of the festival are on sale beginning February 7 and are expected to go quickly.


RiSE Festival is a celebratory event where thousands gather in an un-touched, serene environment to take part in a breathtaking, headlining moment of the simultaneous lantern release. Launched in 2014 near Las Vegas, RiSE is the first festival of its kind to take place in the United States and is currently the largest lantern event in the world, with events planned for Australia and Dubai. Each year, more than 25,000 guests join together to lift their spirits through witnessing an awe-inspiring release of paper sky lanterns.  


The festival begins mid-afternoon, when participants gather to connect and listen to a soulful lineup of live musical acts and indulge in a variety of food and beverage offerings. Later, under moonlight, guests release their personalized lanterns simultaneously, signifying a collective intention for our individual hopes and dreams. In keeping with its commitment to sustainability, all RiSE lanterns are 100% biodegradable and are collected and property disposed of, along with any other area litter, by RiSE event staff.


RiSE’s 2019 tickets will go on sale Thursday, February 7 at 9:00 am PT at risefestival.com. A special limited pre-sale will be available February 6 for those who register for the RiSE notify list in advance. Upon joining the notify list, participants will receive a specialized link for the February 6 pre-sale, and qualify for a limited-quantity discount.  


More information can be found at risefestival.com. To keep up with festival announcements, or read individual stories from past festival-goers, follow RiSE on Instagram @risefestival and hashtag #TogetherWeRise.


2019 Event and Ticket Information 
  • Price: Adults: $99 plus fees including optional weather cancelation protection. Pre-sale adult rate: $89 on Feb. 6 only, until supplies last. Children ages 3-10 (require an accompanying adult): $69 plus fees including optional weather cancelation protection. Children under the age of 3 are free. All tickets must be purchased in advance. There is no on-site box office for this event. 


  • Location and Timing: Entry to the Jean Lake Bed will begin at 3 pm on each day of the event. Fireworks and lantern releases will occur from approximately 7:15 pm until 10 pm.


  • Rain Check Registration: 2018 participants whose event was canceled due to weather can register for the complimentary Sunday, October 6 make up event, or purchase discounted tickets to Friday or Saturday’s lantern release. Guests may email hello@risefestival.com for more information and redemption.


  • Parking and Shuttles: Parking is available on-site ($29 per vehicle) and shuttles from the Las Vegas Strip ($39 per person) will also be available for purchase. 

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RiSE Lantern Festival Continues to Uplift and Inspire for a Sixth Year in Nevada’s Mojave Desert
RiSE Lantern Festival Continues to Uplift and Inspire for a Sixth Year in Nevada’s Mojave Desert