RISE | The World's Largest Sky Lantern Festival

Join us for our 10th Anniversary

October 3rd & 4th, 2025

For the past nine years, tens of thousands of kindred spirits have gathered in the Mojave Desert to participate in an awe-inspiring communal ceremony called RISE.

RISE is an immersive, three-part festival blending Art, Music, and Light into a magical and elevating experience.

Everyone receives two lanterns upon which we write our hopes, dreams, fears, and intentions. And twice per night, we light and let go.

It’s a collective art project, a moment to behold, and the centerpiece of our festival.

Three Spaces of Rise


A spacious exploration of art and meditation on the strikingly beautiful Jean Dry Lake Bed.

The Compass

The breathtaking site of our collective artistic expression – the World’s Largest Sky Lantern Ceremony.

The Horizon

This is where we DANCE — an extraordinary venue, and an epic setting for a transcendent party in the desert.

Musical Artists

Every year we enjoy music from talented artists around the world, and for our 10th Anniversary, we’ve expanded our musical lineup significantly.

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Our Purpose

We seek to deliver healing, harmony, and hope to our guests and the world at large.

We showcase, honor, and celebrate art that elevates us. Great artists often give us a
new perspective and remind us to see the beauty of our shared humanity.

Together we RISE to enjoy the majesty of our collective Light.

Travel & Lodging

Make the most of your journey with directions to RISE and suggested accommodations.


We are honored to host RISE amidst such staggering natural beauty and are committed to leaving this landscape better than we found it.


Do you have any questions? Take a look at our frequently asked questions to see if you can find what you need. If not, feel free to contact us.

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RISE is more than a festival of Art, Music, and Light.

We’re a community of kindred spirits bringing light into this world.

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