Every October, the RiSE Festival is held in the Mojave Desert outside of Las Vegas. Tens of thousands of people come together to simultaneously launch tens of thousands of biodegradable lanterns into the night desert sky. It's an incredible experience that cannot be described!
The RiSE Festival begins in mid-afternoon, offering live music and performances on the stage, as well as excellent food and drinks to socialize and connect. When the sun goes down people prepare their lanterns and at a certain time let them go. Thousands of lanterns rise simultaneously creating an incredible sight and sending a message about individual hopes and dreams in one gorgeous display.
The RiSE Festival site is located about 40 km (25 miles) south of Las Vegas on the Jean Dry Lake Bed. It can be reached by the I-15 highway.