The Annual Lantern Fest took place on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017. Crowds gathered at Sandia Speedway Park to enjoy quality time together under the spectacle of hundreds of lanterns. People gathered around fire pits, enjoying live music and s’mores. Attendees took the time to write personal statements and decorate their lanterns. After dark, the lanterns were lit and released together, then the participants enjoyed the spectacle of the illuminated sky. Attendees were able to enjoy the illuminated sky caused by this. The event wrapped up with a live performance by fire dancers.

Text by April Torres