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Lanterns is west Little Rock's most popular outdoor festival! Each year, we celebrate the food, music, crafts, and performing arts of a new combination of world cultures and one US city. Come explore the beautiful outdoor lights along our woodland trails! You can even light your own lantern and float it onto our lake for good luck!

Lanterns is also the major annual fundraising event for Wildwood Park for the Arts.


Your ticket and concessions purchases help us

  • Preserve the natural beauty of our trails and gardens 

  • Provide nature, arts, and music education classes to children and adults

  • Bring you more concerts, stage shows, and community festivals

  • Keep the park free to the public year-round


Your evening of entertainment preserves our 105 acres of green space in west Little Rock and nurtures the next generation of artists in Arkansas!

What to Do at Lanterns 2024


Thur., Apr. 18:  6 pm - 10 pm

Fri., Apr. 19: 6 pm - 10 pm

Sat., Apr. 20: 2 pm - 10 pm

There's something for everyone to enjoy at Lanterns! 

Below are the top 6 activities for you to experience this year.

For more tips, check out our Planning Your Visit page!

How to Get to Lanterns 2024

Lanterns is held every spring at Wildwood Park for the Arts, located at 20919 Denny Road in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Some limited parking for the festival is available across the street from the park's entrance gates. This area will fill quickly!


We strongly recommend that you park for free at The Promenade at Chenal shopping center just five minutes from Wildwood and take our free parking shuttle to get to the front gates. Shuttles are scheduled to arrive at The Promenade every 15-20 minutes, and they will also pick you up at Wildwood's front gates to take you back to your car.

Some (but not all) of our cultural sites (called "vistas") are accessible to people with mobility issues. For more details on accommodations available to our guests, please see the section on Planning Your Visit. 

Lanterns 2024 Sponsors

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