RiSE elevates hope, ignites dreams, and creates memories you will never forget.

It’s a centuries-old idea that’s both simple and powerful. Thousands of lanterns, each representing a hope, a dream, a new leaf, or a forgotten wish coming together to form something beautiful.

Your lantern means something unique to you. But together they give a collective voice to our dreams and challenges in a beautiful display—and one unforgettable evening.

RiSE is a traditional lantern festival that brings people together, so they can rise a little higher.

It’s a centuries-old idea that’s both simple and powerful. Thousands of lanterns, each representing a hope, a dream, a new leaf, or a forgotten wish coming together
to form something beautiful.
Your lantern means something unique to you. But together they give a collective voice to our dreams and challenges in a beautiful display—and one unforgettable evening.

 

 

EVENT DETAILS

We will be announcing our 2015 event date and location soon. If you join our email list here we will send you a polite email with details the moment they are officially announced.

 

3:00
Gates Open
4:00 – 8:00
Live music by various local artist, delicious food, and drinks.
8:00 – 8:15
First launch of lanterns in unison.
8:15 – 10:15
Continue to launch lanterns and enjoy the energy of the event. Fireworks will be set off every 30 minutes during this period. Food, drinks, and additional lanterns will be available for purchase until 9:30 pm.

 

YOUR ARRIVAL AT RiSE

RiSE is a complete experience from start to finish, and it begins the moment you arrive.

Busses will drop you off on Knight Ranch Road, 200 yards from the edge of Jean Dry Lakebed. From there, you will walk for 20 minutes along a pathway lined with 20,000 candles.  As you proceed, begin thinking about your hopes, dreams, and desires by lighting the candles. Take it in, unwind, and prepare for the evening. Those same candles will remain lit to close
the evening as you return.

Above all, give yourself time and wear comfortable shoes. A few gondolas will be available to transport people who need extra assistance, but they’re limited. If you require a gondola, email info@risefestival.com.

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
ARE THE LANTERNS SAFE?

Yes. But with any open flame, there is a possibility to burn yourself if you aren’t careful when lighting and releasing your lanterns. However, once the lanterns are airborne, they are completely safe.

ARE THE LANTERNS BIODEGRADABLE?

The lanterns are 100% biodegradable. We will recover 100% of the lanterns plus any additional litter we find in the landing area as part of
our commitment to leaving no trace.

CAN I WRITE ON MY SKY LANTERN?

Absolutely. RiSE becomes more meaningful when you make your lanterns personal. Inscribe them with a message, prayer, or resolution. We’ll provide you with the right type of markers to make sure your lanterns aren’t damaged in the process.

CAN I BRING MY OWN SKY LANTERNS?

To keep you and the environment safe, we only allow approved RiSE sky lanterns into the festival. If you want additional lanterns,
you can purchase them at the event.

HOW EARLY SHOULD I ARRIVE?

Gates open at 3:00. Live music by various local artist will play from 4:00pm – 8:00pm. You can arrive any time from 3:00 – 7:00 pm but we ask that you plan to arrive no later than 7:00 pm.

ARE PARKING AND SHUTTLE SERVICES AVAILABLE?

Parking and shuttle service will be available from the Gold Strike Casino, and off the Las Vegas Strip at The Rio Hotel and Casino.

Shuttles will begin running from the strip at 4:30 pm and from the Gold Strike casino at 5:00 pm. If you plan to ride from the strip, arrive at the shuttle location which will be at (The Rio Hotel and Casino) no later than 5:00 pm. If you plan to ride from the Gold Strike Casino ensure that you arrive no later than 5:30 pm.

CAN I BE DROPPED OFF AT THE EVENT?

No, we will have the roads closed and the only RiSE Festival shuttles will be allowed access. You must arrive via a shuttle from the Gold Strike Casino, or The Rio Hotel and Casino,
that is located off the Las Vegas Strip.

AM I ALLOWED TO BRING MY OWN
FOOD AND BEVERAGES?

Outside water is permitted. No food or alcohol will be permitted from outside the venue. Food and alcohol will be available for
purchase at the venue from 5:30-8:00.

WHAT HAPPENS IN THE CASE
OF INCLEMENT WEATHER?

In the event of rain or strong sustained winds, we will have a rain-check event the following night. In the unlikely even that inclement weather continues, we will cancel the event. Unfortunately we cannot issue refunds if the event is cancelled.

CAN I BRING A BAG?

Sure. Security will check bags before you board the shuttle bus for drugs, alcohol,
outside food, and weapons.

WHAT HAPPENS IF I LOSE MY TICKET?

Don’t lose your ticket. Since we have no way of ensuring the ticket wasn’t given to someone else, we will not be able to issue refunds or issue new tickets.

IS PARKING AVAILABLE?

There is no parking available at Jean Dry Lakebed. Parking will be available at the Gold Strike Casino (about 5 miles from the venue), and The Rio Hotel and Casino. From there, shuttles will transport participants to the RiSE venue where they will have a short 10-15 minute walk. There is a $10-$20
shuttle fee (depending on location).

CAN I LIGHT MY LANTERNS
IF I’M ATTENDING ALONE?

Yes, but you’ll need to be friendly and recruit someone sitting near you to help. The lanterns require
2-3 people to launch.

CAN I GET A REFUND?

Because we reserve space, material, and lanterns in advanced based on ticketed participants, we can’t offer refunds. Please verify your travel
arrangements before registering.

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Sustainability is creating an event that means just as much for the environment as it does for our participants.

RiSE Festival is a celebration of the life, joys, dreams, hopes, and blessing of each participant. Those are all unique, but something we all share is a love for the planet. That’s why it’s our responsibility to leave no trace—and it’s a responsibility we take seriously.

 

RiSE Festival has a “Leave No Trace” policy. We’re able to retrieve 100% of the lanterns, and because each lantern is 100% biodegradable, sustainability is something we achieve with every event.

 

Additionally, we purchase carbon offsets for every vehicle we use in the setup and cleanup of the festival, and we encourage participants to purchase carbon offsets for their travel to and from the festival.