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Lantern Parade at Riverfest

2024 Lantern Parade at Tampa Riverfest!

Stay tuned for 2024 dates!

The Riverfest Lantern Parade is an annual event where participants decorate their own paper lanterns and join a 1-mile parade that illuminates the Riverwalk! The parade will start at Water Works Park at 8:30 PM and end in Curtis Hixon Park. 


Interested in sponsoring the Lantern Parade?

Tampa Riverfest’s Lantern Parade will be held the Saturday of Riverfest. The Lantern Parade will illuminate the Riverwalk beginning in Water Works Park and ending in Curtis Hixon. 

Interested in sponsoring the Riverfest Lantern Parade? Please email for more information!

Thank you to our commissioned Lantern Parade Artists!

Interested in creating a Lantern for the 2024 Lantern Parade at Tampa Riverfest? Email!

2023 Riverfest Lantern Parade Photos!

Photos by: Tacy Briggs-Tronocoso
                  PamElla Lee Photography