Hey, lighten up - the weekend is coming! And if you're staying with us at the Holiday Inn in Denver this weekend, there's not a better way to spend it with your family and friends than at the Denver Lantern Festival! This is a unique and fun annual event where thousands come together for music, dancing, snacks, and at just the right time, to light up that beautiful Colorado sky with thousands of floating lanterns!
The festival will be held at the Denver Speedway, just a quick drive north of Denver this coming Saturday and Sunday. It beings around 3 p.m. and will kick off with lots of music, dancing, and food! Local vendors will populate the area selling food and drinks to festival-goers in eager anticipation of sunset - when the real fun begins!
Once the night sky takes over, it's time to let the lanterns go! This is an old tradition rooted in a symbolization of good fortune, wishes, forgiveness, or simply just to celebrate life and love. The lanterns will float off into the sky and create quite a visual spectacle - a perfect time for a quick Instagram shot! The lanterns are also 100% biodegradable, so you can remain environmentally consciously sound while watching them float off.
You'll also be lighting up the sky for a good cause! Proceeds to this event go towards the Angels of America's Fallen charity fund - a non-profit organization whose mission is to honor the memory of America's bravest, both military and first responders, and supporting their children in doing the same.
This is a great way to experience the amazing people of Denver and is sure to be a fun night for the whole family. Afterwards, head on back to the Holiday Inn to tally those Instagram likes!