We are very proud and excited to announce the first ever mass sky lantern release to take place as soon as the Danbury Kids Fest is over. It will take place right across the street at the Danbury Town Park. For a donation of $10 to the American Cancer Society you have the chance to participate in this incredible event.
When you purchase your admission ticket you will have the option to purchase it along with the sky lantern release donation. It will be an additional $10. Once you get to the event and submit your admission ticket you will receive a sky lantern voucher. You will present the voucher to the American Cancer Society booth and pick up your lantern.
You may also purchase the sky lanterns at the event but there will be a limited supply and it is not guaranteed that they will be available.
You will have the opportunity to write the name of a cancer survivor, a lost loved-one or even a personal wish on the lantern.
At approximately 4:00 PM everyone will cross the street to the Danbury Town Park. Everyone will line up with their lanterns. It is recommended to have at least two people hold the lantern. Once it is shaken open, the flammable pad will be ignited by staff personnel. The heat will warm the air inside the lantern and will make it buoyant. Once the signal has been given you may release the lantern into the air. This will be an incredible moment and will make for great pictures and video.
If by chance the weather does not permit us to do the release, you may take your lantern home at release it at your discretion.
What is a Sky Lantern? Sky Lanterns are airborne paper lanterns traditionally found in some Asian cultures. They are constructed from oiled rice paper on a bamboo frame, and contain a small candle or fuel cell composed of a waxy flammable material. When lit, the flame heats the air inside the lantern, thus lowering its density causing the lantern to rise into the air. The sky lantern is only airborne for as long as the flame stays lit, after which the lantern floats back to the ground. They are flame retardant and biodegradable.
For more information visit www.danburykidsfest.com or call 203-702-1467