This year we went to the Water Lantern Festival in St. Paul. I had seen it advertised on FaceBook a couple months ago, and it looked like fun, so we purchased tickets and surprised the kids the day of the event!

The weather was amazing. It had been raining a couple days leading up to it, so I was worried, it would might get rained out, but luckily, the clouds parted and the evening was perfect. There were food trucks, and live music along this beach area. Everyone was encouraged to decorate their lantern and then once it was dark, we all released the lanterns into the water. We had a great time.