Lanterns on the Water

Lanterns on the Water

February 17, 2018 - March 3, 2018
Time: 7:00PM - 9:00PM

Location: San Antonio River Walk, downtown area

2/21/2018 due to wind conditions, Lanterns on the Water is canceled for tonight 

For two weeks, six, 26-foot long floats carrying magically-illuminated enormous lanterns such as a dragon, adorable pandas, pinatas, and other objects will appear from 7:00-9:00 PM each night.The last night to take in the beauty is March 3. Enjoy the magically illuminated floats from anywhere along the downtown portion of the River Walk. This is a new event starting in 2018. Witness the beginning of a new River Walk tradition!

A map is posted in the photo gallery. the black arrow shows the starting point and the red arrows show the path of the floats.  Floats tend to spread-out and become mixed in with tour boats.  Be patient, kick-back and relax.

Please note: High wind conditions can prevent the floats from running on a given night. We will post notices on social media and on this event page in the event floats will not run. We try to determine this as early as possible but sometimes weather conditions change abruptly. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience that may cause.

Some wind conditions do not prevent the entire event from occurring but can prevent floats from safely navigating through the Convention Center and the Shops at Rivercenter lagoons.  Boat drivers are empowered to make these decisions while on the water.  We cannot predict or provide notification for these route changes.

Dragon Float, Presented by Omni La Mansion del Rio & Mokara Hotel & Spa

Panda Float, presented by UTSA Confucius Institute 

Pinata Float, presented by The Original Mexican Restaurant

Fan Float, presented by the San Antonio River Walk Association

Texas Float, presented by KABB Fox29 & WOAI TV Channel 4

Umbrellas Float, presented by the San Antonio River Walk Association

Lanterns on the Water