Night Lights: Sky Lantern Festival comes to Kentucky Speedway this Saturday

Inspired by the traditional Thai Lantern Festival, Night Lights is an all-new and completely reimagined sky lantern experience.

Join thousands of your friends, family, and neighbors as you come together to make a truly once-in-a-lifetime memory at the Kentucky Speedway this Saturday, June 15.

You don’t have to travel across the world to find yourself. Magic can be found right in your backyard.

What You can Expect

Each and every Night Lights experience evokes renewal and inspiration to celebrate life — a reminder of how precious special moments together really are. Sending a decorated lantern into the sky to join thousands of others adorned with hopes, dreams, and messages creates an undeniably profound and unforgettable experience.

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You’ll see people cry, pose, pop the question, and celebrate under the lantern-lit skies. You’ll hear joyous laughter and squeals of glee as lanterns are carried together in epic waves of love and light.

What to Bring

  • Lounge items, camp chairs, etc.
  • Blankets, tarps to sit or lay on
  • Games
  • Cash for parking, gear, and treats
  • Water (sealed, unopened containers only)


  • Live music throughout the night as participants prep their lanterns for takeoff.
  • Fire dancing and other exotic themed performances are often featured.

Launch Time

Launch times are determined by sunset and weather conditions.

The Countdown

Shortly after dusk we begin our live community countdown for the breathtaking lantern launch.

Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.


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