Pleasant Harbor Hosts First Annual ‘Lanterns At The Lake’

Thousands of lanterns will illuminate the skies above Lake Pleasant.

Soon after sundown, on Saturday, April 14, friends, family and thousands of strangers will come together to share personal thoughts, wishes and goals as they set free lanterns on the southeastern shores of Lake Pleasant.

Releasing a Chinese lantern
Group of friends launching a paper lantern at night.

A long-standing tradition, the lighting of lanterns (biodegradable) is a way of marking milestones, offering up wishes and goals, while celebrating in a festive, picturesque atmosphere. This event marks the first time that 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 water surface certain to be aglow with thousands of lighted lanterns.

The event runs from 4 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. (lanterns to be released after sundown) and features live music, food trucks, kids’ events and some of the most amazing views that the greater Phoenix area has to offer.

No coolers are allowed; however, blankets and lawn chairs are welcome. Admission is $25.00, with children ages 3 and under free.  Lanterns at the Lake tickets do include entry into Pleasant Harbor. However, attendees must present proof of ticket purchase upon arrival at gate entry.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit:

Event Information

What:              Lanterns at the Lake

When:             Saturday, April 14, 2018

4:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Where:            Pleasant Harbor at Lake Pleasant

8708 West Harbor Boulevard

Peoria, AZ 85383

Why:               Memorable and fun event shared with family, friends and complete strangers

How:               Purchase tickets online:

Pleasant Harbor at Lake Pleasant is a short drive from Wickenburg or downtown Phoenix and the closest entry to the lake for most Phoenicians.  Pleasant Harbor is open to the public 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and is located on the southeastern shores of Lake Pleasant.

Pleasant Harbor is a full service marina, featuring Dillon’s Bayou, a lakeside restaurant, boat and slip rentals, as well as fly boarding, Jet Ski, kayak, paddle boat, and sail boat rentals.  As well, The Phoenix, a 150 passenger boat cruise provides daily tours of majestic Lake Pleasant.

Pleasant Harbor is also home to a RV Resort with 253 full hook-up sites, 60 partial hook ups and unlimited dry camping sites featuring amenities including a club house, pool and Jacuzzi, bocce ball, basketball, shuffleboard, horseshoes, laundry facilities, showers, convenience store and picnic grounds.

For more information about Pleasant Harbor RV Resort and Marina, visit or call the Pleasant Harbor RV Park at 800-475-3272 or the Pleasant Harbor Marina at 928-501-5270.





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