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The Lights Water Fest - POSTPONED

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by Paula McManus (subscribe)
Photography obsessed writer and urban explorer. Lover of nature, art and long weekends. Adelaide, South Australia.
Published September 15th 2020
Update September 16th 2020
Unfortunately, the organisers have cancelled this event.
"Unfortunately due to major tour and scheduling delays because of the COVID-19 pandemic, this event will NOT be held on September 26th."

Thousands of floating lanterns
Bring your family and friends to the river bank on War Memorial Drive in North Adelaide for an event that they'll remember forever.

floating candle lanterns
Lights Water Fest. Image courtesy

The Lights on the Water Fest will start at 5pm, where you'll find lots of great food, live music, dancing and good vibes.

While relaxing and enjoying the atmosphere, you're encouraged to personalise your lantern. You may want to draw a picture or write a message on your lantern. It may be a message to someone else, or a message to yourself about what is meaningful to you.

Then, at sunset, each person will send their LED candle-powered floating water lanterns into the river to create a surreal vision of light.

floating candle lanterns
Lights Water Fest. Image courtesy

The people behind the Lights Water Fest are dedicated to leaving a positive impact on everyone who attends the event, and this includes the environment too.

The lanterns have a candle-like LED light in them, which is a prime safety feature in summer in Australia.

Lights on the Water have a "Leave No Trace" policy. There's a large cleanup crew who wait downstream in the water and collect all the lanterns so that the river is left just as it was found. All of the lanterns are 100% biodegradable.

Whether you're commemorating or celebrating, you'll be creating a special memory that will last a lifetime.

Each ticket comes with a lantern.

For event FAQs, head to their Facebook page

Tickets can be purchased online

floating candle lanterns
Lights Water Fest. Image courtesy

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Why? At this unique event, people will send their personalised LED candle-powered floating water lanterns into the river to create a surreal vision of light.
Where: War Memorial Drive
Cost: $15 to $29
Your Comment
Am confused - why is this dated as an event for Feb when tickets and facebook all reference Sept?
by Workergirl (score: 1|17) 440 days ago
This event has been postponed to 26th September 2020. A post on the Lights Water Fest Facebook page states "Due to the terrible bushfires that have ravaged much of Australia, we have been forced to postpone this event. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause our participants, and truly appreciate your understanding. Your event will now take place:
Saturday, September 26, 2020. Same location - Pinky Flat, War Memorial Dr. North Adelaide
Tickets purchased for the original February 8th event can be used at the rescheduled event on 26th September
Be sure to follow their Facebook page for further updates.
by Paula McManus (score: 3|3663) 440 days ago
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