Montreal is the unofficial festival capital of North America. Each summer, organizers pack in as many activities into the fleeting warm months as they can. Because Montrealers are so eager to capitalize on the beautiful weather, the city and its surroundings are host to a wide range of festivals that appeal to a diverse array of interests.\nThis year, one festival in particular is sure to attract the attention of all Montrealers.\nThe Water Lantern Festival is set to take over Oka Beach just west of Montreal — a one-hour trip from the downtown.\nAccording to its website, "the Water Lantern Festival is filled with entertainment, happiness, hope, and good memories that you will cherish forever."\nALSO READ: Montreal's "Mario Kart" Style Race Track Is Now Officially Open\nTL;DR The Water Lantern Festival will take place on September 28th at Oka Beach, west of Montreal.\n"It is a friendly and family event that can be shared by everyone. Friends, families, neighbors and people you have not met yet can come together to create a peaceful and memorable experience."\n"Watch your unique lantern drift into the water as it joins other lanterns that bring hope, love, happiness, healing, peace and connection. It's a night you'll never forget."\nView this post on Instagram “Water Lantern Festival provides a refreshing family-friendly experience. In addition to an organized event with a fast moving check in line, staff was friendly and helpful, there was live music that was the perfect volume (not blasting but to where you could hear it clearly in the background during conversations) and an overall great experience. I also love and appreciate their use of environmentally-friendly products and their staff that picks up trash and lanterns left behind for recycling. Fantastic.” A post shared by Water Lantern Festival (@waterlanternfestival) on Apr 23, 2019 at 2:30pm PDT\nView this post on Instagram The Orlando Water Lantern Festival is this weekend. What are you going to write on your lantern? Comment down below! A post shared by Water Lantern Festival (@waterlanternfestival) on Mar 15, 2019 at 8:41am PDT\nThankfully, festival organizers are also committed to environmental responsibility: "all lanterns will be picked up after the event by our awesome staff and amazing team. In addition, they are 100% ecological, made of wood and rice paper."\nThe event, which will take place on September 28th, 2019, will celebrate the coming of autumn. Participants will have the chance to write a message on their lantern before casting it into the Lac des Deux Montagnes.\nAccording to eventbrite, each adult ticket to the festival includes:\n"Entry into the festival area"\n\n\n"A lantern that floats"\n\n\n"A commemorative bag"\n\n\n"A marker"\nView this post on Instagram People come to the Water Lantern Festival for a number of reasons. Some of those reasons are: life, love, remembrance, unity, and peace. What’s your reason? We would love to hear from you what you’re dedicating your lantern to. Leave your answers in the comments below! ❤️✨ A post shared by Water Lantern Festival (@waterlanternfestival) on Feb 28, 2019 at 9:06am PST\nView this post on Instagram We love seeing photos from participants. Do you want a chance to be featured? Tag your photos from the events using the hashtag #WaterLanternFestival. A post shared by Water Lantern Festival (@waterlanternfestival) on Feb 4, 2019 at 11:20am PST\nA ticket purchased before September 15th costs $38.99. Thereafter, tickets are $42.99 each.\nCheck out the Water Lantern Festival website for more information and to purchase your tickets!