Pleasant Harbor Hosts Second Annual Lanterns At The Lake


Thousands Of Lanterns Return To Illuminate Skies Above Lake Pleasant

Soon after sundown, on Saturday, April 4, friends, family and thousands of event goers will come together to share personal thoughts, wishes and goals as they set free lanterns on the southeastern shores of Lake Pleasant. A long-standing tradition, the lighting of (biodegradable) lanterns is a way of marking milestones, offering up wishes and goals, while celebrating in a festive, picturesque atmosphere.

Drawing more than 10,000 visitors, 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.


Lanterns can be purchased for $30.00 each and include admission, entry tickets are $5.00 and can be purchased online at:  Ticket prices do not include entry into Pleasant Harbor which is an additional $10 gate fee per vehicle for this event. No coolers are allowed. However, blankets and lawn chairs are welcome.  Due to the biodegradable make-up of the lanterns, no outside lanterns are allowed.

A Weekend Experience

For those wanting a Weekend Experience, camping is also available, both full hook-up campsites (electric, water, sewer and internet access) and dry camping spaces. Showers, convenience store, pool and clubhouse amenities are available to weekend campers at Pleasant Harbor RV Resort. Pleasant Harbor offers an array of watersports and lakeside activities. Dillon’s Bayou Restaurant, located at Pleasant Harbor Marina, is open throughout the weekend for breakfast, lunch and dinner and features live music. For more information about camping package pricing, call (623) 235-6140.

Pleasant Harbor Hosts Second Annual Lanterns At The LakePleasant Harbor at Lake Pleasant is less than a 45-minute drive from downtown Phoenix and the closest entry to the lake for Phoenicians. Pleasant Harbor is open to the public 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. For more information, please visit or call the Pleasant Harbor events line at (623)203-5173.   

Getting There 

Pleasant Harbor Hosts Second Annual Lanterns At The LakePleasant Harbor at Lake Pleasant, located in the City of Peoria, is less than a 45 minute drive from downtown Phoenix and conveniently located off Carefree Highway and 87th Avenue (8708 W. Harbor Boulevard, Peoria, AZ 85383).  Visitors exiting I-17, travel west on Carefree Highway, or take 99th Avenue North from Bell Road to Carefree Highway and then west to 87th Avenue to Harbor Boulevard. 

About Pleasant Harbor

Pleasant Harbor, located on the southeastern shores of Lake Pleasant, conveniently adjacent to the metropolitan Phoenix area, is open to the public 365 days a year.  The full service marina, features Dillon’s Bayou restaurant, boat and slip rentals, as well as fly boarding, Jet Ski, kayak, paddle boat, and sail boat rentals.  As well, the marina features H2-Whoa! – the world’s largest floating water slide and is home to The Phoenix, a 150 passenger boat cruise providing tours of majestic Lake Pleasant.

Pleasant Harbor also features an 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 Resort at (623) 235-6140 or the Pleasant Harbor Marina at (623) 235-6130.


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