Join Us for the Third Annual Nashville Lantern Festival & Parade!

Celebrate the end of Chinese New Year and the coming of spring with food, family, and fun under the glow of the full moon (we hope!) and a sea of amazing hand-made lanterns at the 2017 Nashville Lantern Festival.

  • FREE admission
  • Food vendors
  • Kid-friendly activities
  • **NEW** Lantern-making contest
  • Lantern parade and exhibition

Once again this year, the festival will be held in the heart of Green Hills on the campus of Hillsboro High School .

Get Involved

1. Connect with us on social media.

Get the latest festival news, find ideas and inspiration, and share your awesome creations (#nashlanternfest).

  • Facebook:
  • Twitter: @nashlanternfest
  • Instagram: @lanternfestival
  • Pinterest:

2. Make a lantern.

This is really a lantern making festival, and getting ready for the event is half the fun. You can make lanterns at home (check out our Pinterest page for ideas and tutorials), at one of our free community lantern-making workshops, or at the festival right before the parade starts. Special workshops will also be held for students at area schools, including Hillsboro High School and its feeder elementary and middle schools. (Contact us to find out how your school or group can participate.)

3. Volunteer to help out before, during, or after the event.

We need lots of help to make Nashville Lantern Festival a success. Email your interests and availability to