Lanterns at the Lake promises to illuminate Lake Pleasant in a way like never before. On Saturday, April 4, friends, family and thousands of strangers will come together to share personal thoughts, wishes and goals as they set free lanterns along the shores of Lake Pleasant. A long standing tradition, the lighting of (biodegradable) lanterns especially developed for our lake area is a way of marking milestones, offering up wishes and goals, while celebrating in a festive, picturesque atmosphere. This event marks the third time the Phoenix area’s Westside will host a lantern festival and also a first to take place at an Arizona lake, with the 10,000-acre Lake Pleasant water surface certain to be aglow with thousands of lighted lantern. The event will feature live music, food trucks, kids’ events and some of the most amazing views that the greater Phoenix area has to offer.

As a reminder, this is a permitted event that is guided by the Peoria Fire Dept. Lanterns other than these are restricted and not permitted by the City of Peoria and that does include Pleasant Harbor.
Cost is $30 per person (including lantern) and $5 per person (without lantern) and includes live music, kids activities, food trucks onsite for food purchase and more. The basic lantern package costs $30 per lantern, not per person. A family of four can come out and only purchase one lantern if they want! The lanterns package includes a lantern, a crayon, and a lighter. This event begins at 4:00 p.m. and guests are encouraged to bring blankets and lawn chairs, coolers are not allowed. Tickets are available for purchase with limited ticket availability. For more information, please visit or call the Pleasant Harbor Events line at 623-203-5173.