A stunning Water Lantern Festival is happening near Toronto this weekend

Aug 6 2019, 7:43 am

What might just be the most magical night ever is happening near Toronto this weekend.

The Water Lantern Festival will be gracing Mississauga with thousands of floating lanterns on August 10, as part of a celebration that spans the entire world.

According to the festival’s official website, the event is a celebration of life with proceeds going towards charities and non-profit organizations within the area.

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“Water Lantern Festival brings together individuals from all ages, backgrounds, and walks of life to join in one emotional and memorable night. At the Water Lantern Festival, we cherish these moments and will do our best to help you have a memorable experience that you’ll never forget as you witness the beauty of thousands of lanterns reflecting upon the water,” the website states.

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The festival takes place throughout multiple cities around the world, with the Canadian cities of Quebec, Regina, Vancouver, Hamilton, Calgary, Ottawa, Montreal, and, of course, Mississauga taking part.

Expect an evening filled with food trucks, music, lantern designing, and finally, a magical launch of the lanterns into the water as the sun goes down.

Mississauga Water Lantern Festival

When: Saturday, August 10
Time: 6 pm to 10:30 pm
Where: Port Credit Memorial Park, 40 Lakeshore Road East
Tickets: Available online from $33.99