The Lantern Festival is one of Milpitas’ newest Special Events, added in 2022. This free event celebrates Vietnamese cultural traditions and is one of several new events Milpitas is adding in the coming year to foster cultural unity following more than two years of COVID isolation. The Lantern Festival includes performances by local Vietnamese performing groups, Vietnamese crafts and food. The highlight of Lantern Festival will be an opportunity for residents and visitors to write messages of recovery and good will on paper lanterns that will be launched in the Civic Center fountain, creating a beautiful glowing finale. The Lantern Festival is celebrated on or near the full moon in August. We invite interested performers, artists, volunteers and sponsors to join us in offering this event, so that the whole community can learn about and appreciate these cultural traditions. This event is funded in part by the American Rescue Plan Act.
For more information about the Lantern Festival, call the Milpitas Community Center at (408) 586-3210 or email the Special Event Coordinator.