Lantern Fest

People light paper lanterns and release them into the night sky during the Lantern Festival at Texas Motorplex in Ennis.

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At the Lantern Fest, thousands of revelers join together armed with lanterns for one unforgettable spectacle. Before sundown, friends and families can enjoy food, live music, on-stage entertainment, face painters, s'mores, balloon artists and more. When the time is just right, the lanterns will be released lighting the sky with highest hopes and dreams.

Gates open at 1 p.m. OK to bring blankets/chairs, small coolers, snacks and water. Concessions will be available for purchase on site.

Advance tickets are $40, $60 day of; $7 for children ages 4-12. Parking is $10.

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