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Water Lantern Festival and Armed Forces Chamber Join Forces to Support Veterans

Las Vegas, Nevada -- The Water Lantern Festival is a food/music festival that culminates with the release of floating water lanterns out onto a body of water at sunset. The Water Lantern Festival is proud to announce a partnership with the Armed Forces Chamber for the event coming up in North Las Vegas, Nevada on March 18, 2023 at Craig Ranch Park, located at 628 W Craig Rd, North Las Vegas, NV 89032 and again in Reno/Sparks, Nevada on September 30, 2023 at Sparks Marina, located at 300 Howard Dr Sparks, NV 89434. This exciting collaboration will bring together the stunning beauty of the Water Lantern Festival and the support of our Armed Forces as the community enjoys this wonderful event.

The Water Lantern Festival is a magical family-friendly event that celebrates hope, love, and unity. Thousands of lanterns will light up the water, creating a beautiful and serene atmosphere for all who attend. The Armed Forces Chamber is dedicated to supporting veterans, active military members, and their families by providing resources and opportunities for success in the civilian world. By partnering together, the Water Lantern Festival and the Armed Forces Chamber hope to raise awareness about the unique challenges faced by veterans and to show support for those who have served our country. This event will provide a way for the community to come together and create lasting memories with one another.

“We are thrilled to partner with the Armed Forces Chamber to support our nation’s heroes,” said Lindsay Struthers, Event Director of the Water Lantern Festival. “The Water Lantern Festival is a celebration and we believe that by working together with the Armed Forces Chamber, we can make a positive impact on the community.”

“We are grateful that the Water Lantern Festival has asked us to help them celebrate armed forces members at their events,” commented CMDR Andre’ Haynes, Founder and CEO of the Armed Forces Chamber. “I personally invite the entire community to join us and launch lanterns onto the water in honor of armed forces members.”


The Armed Forces Chamber Group manages the Armed Forces Chamber of Commerce, Nevada’s largest and oldest Chamber of Commerce formed to serve Veteran-owned firms; and the Armed Forces Chamber Community Development Corporation, a 501(c)(3) public charity, whose mission is to fulfill the needs of Veterans through programs and services focused on business, career, education, finance, food, healthcare, housing, legal and resources. For info, call (702) 518-8847 or visit


Water Lantern Festival, the nation's fastest growing event experience touring over 100 cities, received top honors and has been named the Best Cultural Festival by USA TODAY 10 Best Readers' Choice Awards. This highly coveted award is the result of being nominated by a panel of event industry experts, editors, and leaders from USA TODAY. After the nomination, Water Lantern Festival earned the title of Best Cultural Festival in the United States by popular vote. For more information and ticket details visit or contact

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