Lantern Launch Photos and Video Online

Thank you to everyone who helped make the Two Harbors Lantern Launch possible!
Check out event photos and video here.

Copyright: Daniel M. Shih

What is a Wishing Lantern Event?

A Wishing Lantern event consists of launching hundreds of floating rice paper lanterns into the sky to celebrate new beginnings, new opportunities, or new relationships. People write down their wishes on the lantern, and the higher the lantern floats the greater the chance their wish will come true. It's the new beginnings in Two Harbors that makes this event so special. The sight of hundreds of lanterns floating away over Lake Superior will be a magical sight to behold on the lantern launch.


We have a wonderful team of volunteers who will help assist with the unfolding, setup, and launch of all the lanterns. Supplies and fire sources will be on site to assist with the launch.

Where will the launch take place?

The launch site is being setup on the dirt road behind the Depot and Community center in downtown Two Harbors. We will have signs directing people to the site for the launch. Please refer to this google map for more information about the location. There will be plenty of room for parking, or we encourge you to walk down to the event with your family.


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What local organizations are we helping?

All proceeds from this event will be divided out to local groups and charities like: Two Harbors Humane Society, Two Harbors Band Booster Club, local food shelf, Project Dog Park, and many other groups. We hope money from this event can grant some of these groups and charities their wishes.

Where can I purchase an lantern?

Each Wishing Lantern will cost $6.00. There is going to be a booth in the craft fair during Friday and Saturday afternoon. You can reserve a lantern at the booth, and then pick it up at the launch site around 9:00pm Saturday night. Children under the age of 18 will not be able to purchase a lantern without parent permission.