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Water Lantern Festival to illuminate Lake Erie for the first time ever this summer

Posted: 1:33 PM, Feb 06, 2019
Updated: 2019-03-26 11:22:10Z
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CLEVELAND — Just when you thought summer couldn't get any better in Cleveland, well now it has, with the city's first ever Water Lantern Festival.

Happening on June 15, Cleveland's first ever Water Lantern Festival will bring hundreds of people together to watch the lanterns light up Lake Erie.

But don't worry. If you're concerned about the environmental impact, organizers already said that all lanterns will be cleaned up after the event. All lanterns are 100 percent eco-friendly materials made of wood and rice paper.

Over 1,000 lights will bob on Lake Erie at Voinovich Park, 800 East 9th Street Pier, in Cleveland.

At the festival, there will be food trucks, music and the opportunity to design your own lantern.

Tickets are on sale with early bird pricing on Feb. 6 for $25 until the day of the event for $40.

The Water Lantern Festival is making stops at dozens of cities across the country, including Dayton, Columbus and Cincinnati, according to the festival's website.

More info on the event here.