Let's picture a perfect lantern festival. Thousands of people gather in the middle of nowhere to enjoy live music, dancing, great food, and launch thousands of sky lanterns into the night sky. That's what The Lights Fest is all about. This transformative experience for many families and friends takes place at Talladega GP Raceway in Munford, Alabama. The Lights Fests are always held outside the populated areas, in an open space. The Sky Lantern Festival is a unique event for people to share their personal wishes and dreams with each other while igniting their personalized lanterns and letting them go. The sight of thousands of them filling the sky is incredible.
Atlanta Lights Festival begins around twilight with live entertainment and local artists' performances. Kids can enjoy bouncy houses and face painting. Every festivalgoer receives a package containing a lantern with his or her ticket. These specially designed lanterns can stay in the air for some time and not travel far from the launching point. The permission to launch the lights comes from the fire marshall after considering wind and other conditions. Lanterns are also biodegradable and have no materials that could harm the environment.