RiSE Lantern Festival Returns to Nevada on
October 10, 2015 in New Location
Event organizers revamp the inspiring lantern release at Moapa River Reservation
Rise Fest is Returning for a second year to the Las Vegas-area on Saturday, October 10, 2015 RiSE – a lantern festival which celebrates the collective elevation of peoples’ hopes, dreams, resolutions, goals and desires. My guest on WAKING UP IN VEGAS talk show is founder DAN HILL. Here he announces a new location and event details.
Tickets available Thursday, June 18 at RiSEFestival.com
This year they are expecting 10,000 attendees on the Moapa River Reservation (approximately 35 miles northeast of Las Vegas, adjacent to Valley of Fire State Park), the gathering will feature the simultaneous release of thousands of flame-lit paper lanterns, each carrying an individual meaning and together forming something beautiful.
“We started RiSE to give a voice to peoples’ hopes and dreams, and we are excited to bring it back to this community again,” stated co-founder of RiSE Dan Hill. “This is an event based on optimism and we are committed to making it one that our attendees cherish for a lifetime.”
In 2014 thousands of guests lifted their spirits with the release of over 20,000 lanterns on the Jean Dry Lakebed, just southwest of Las Vegas. This year, organizers have reimagined the event layout and logistics to elevate the attendee experience, with a new location, convenient parking, and a more streamlined lantern release plan. Additionally – and as always – the festival organizers continue their commitment to environmental sustainability by launching specially designed fire-safe and biodegradable lanterns, which will be cleaned up within 48 hours of the event’s end.
“We have a ‘leave-no-trace’ policy and generally try to enhance the beauty of the areas in which we host events,” adds Hill. “Last year we hauled away three 30-yard dumpsters of pre-existing litter from our Nevada event and purchased carbon offsets for all energy utilized in the planning and execution of RiSE. This year we will do the same.”
Tickets for RiSE Festival 2015 go on sale Thursday, June 18 at a two-week pre-sale price of $59 for adults $39 for kids 3-12 (children under 3 can sit on an adult’s lap at no charge) plus taxes and fees, and can be purchased at risefestival.com. After pre-sale, tickets will range from $80-$100. Attendees can enter the event site starting late afternoon, where they will be welcomed with live music, food and activities such as lantern decorating. Parking is available on-site and shuttles from the Las Vegas Strip will also be an option for those who cannot drive themselves. Parking ($20 per vehicle) and Shuttle ($34 per person) tickets can also be purchased at risefestival.com.
Lantern releases will happen in waves starting just after sunset, and attendees will be able to leave freely after the ceremony’s completion.
In addition to its October 10th date, RiSE will also host its first event in the Phoenix-area on November 7, 2015.
Las Vegas Bucket list is planning a Sedona Spiritual retreat that weekend. Please come back for more information.
In order to RSVP and be with my group its much easier to log your information into http://www.meetup.com/lasvegasbucketlist/events/223286787/