Lanterns 2022

Lanterns is Wildwood’s biggest festival and fundraiser of the year. Featuring food, drinks, and entertainment from around the world, this park-wide festival is fun for the entire family. Entirely volunteer led, Lanterns proceeds from lanterns support our grounds and educational programming, so that we can continue to provide our community with access to nature and the arts for years to come!

Tickets
Thursday, April 21
Friday, April 22
Saturday, April 23

Gates Open: 5:30 PM
Vistas Open: 6:00 PM
Festival Closes: 10:00 PM

Online Ticket Prices:
Adults (18+): $10
Children (6-17): $5
Young Children (5 and under): Free

Ticket Prices at the Gate:
Adults (18+): $12
Children (6-17): $7
Young Children (5 and under): Free

Wildbucks not included in Gate Admission

What Are Wildbucks?
Wildbucks are Wildwood’s festival currency and can be used to purchase food, beverages, items, and more. Festival patrons can purchase Wildbucks at stations throughout the park during the festival with cash or card payments. Wildbucks purchases are non-refundable.

1 Wildbuck = $1

Got Extra Wildbucks? Donate them back to the park! All proceeds from Lanterns support Wildwood’s grounds and educational programs!

What if It Rains?
Wildwood may not be able to control the weather, but we do have a rain plan! If any day of the festival is rained out, we will extend the festival an additional day to Sunday, April 24th. Tickets from any day that was rained out will be honored on this day.

Parking
NO PARKING inside the park – pedestrians only

Location 1: Overflow Parking on Denny Road

Location 2: The Promenade Shopping Center
A Complimentary Shuttle will run all evening between The Promenade and Wildwood Park for the Arts. The Promenade pick up/drop off point is behind the store Altered State. The Wildwood pick up/drop off point will be near the Main Gate.

Live Performances in the Cabe Festival Theatre
Performances at 7:30 PM and 8:30 PM

Featuring live performances from every vista including Irish Dance, Bollywood Dance, Martial Arts Demonstrations, Broadway hits, and more!

Fancyful Fairytale Parties Character Schedule
Friday, April 22 & Saturday, April 23 | 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Felicity the Fairy in Ireland
Rapunzel in Germany
Ice Queen & Snow-Cutting Man in Canada
Ghost Spider in NYC

2022 Vistas & Menus

Canada

Sponsored by Second Presbyterian Preschool

  • Back Bacon Sliders w/Fries
    $10
  • Poutine
    $5
  • Canada Cakes
    $5
  • The Great Canadian Cocktail
    $10
  • Labatt Beer
    $5
  • Water & Soda
    $2

China

Sponsored by the Arkansas Chinese American Association

  • Spring Rolls
    $5
  • Chicken Lo Mein
    $10
  • Chicken Fried Rice
    $10
  • Beef Broccoli
    $10
  • Sesame Chicken
    $10
  • Egg Roll
    $5
  • Fried Dumplings
    $5
  • Tsingtao Beer
    $5
  • Sake
    $5
  • Water & Soda
    $2
  • Paper Craft Items
    $3-$12

India

Sponsored by Amy Glover Bryant, Coldwell Banker RPM Group REALTOR

  • Onion Pakora
    $5
  • Masala Dosa
    $10
  • Tumeric Rice
    $5
  • Gulab Jamun w/Ice Cream
    $5
  • Masala Chai Tea
    $3
  • Water & Soda
    $2
  • Lanterns
    $3

Ireland

Sponsored by BXI Insurance

  • Turkey Legs
    $10
  • Potato Logs
    $5
  • Apple Fritters
    $5
  • Guiness
    $5
  • Jameson
    $5
  • Irish Coffee
    $5
  • Water, Coffee, Soda
    $2

Germany

Sponsored by The Druge Store

  • Brats on Marbled Rye
    $7
  • Hot Dogs
    $5
  • Pretzels
    $5
  • Black Forest Cake
    $5
  • Beer on Tap
    $5
  • Jägermeister Shot
    $5
  • Root Beer
    $2
  • Water & Soda
    $2

Mexico

Sponsored by Bale Chevrolet

  • Quesadillas
    $10
  • Elotes (Street Corn)
    $5
  • Mexarkana Nachos
    $5
  • Churros
    $5
  • Margaritas on the Rocks
    $10
  • Tequila Shots
    $5
  • XX Dos Equis
    $5
  • Water & Soda
    $2

New York City

Sponsored by Colonial Wine & Spirits

  • Hot Pastrami Sandwiches
    $10
  • Hot Dogs
    $5
  • NY Cheesecake
    $5
  • Ice Cream
    $5
  • Manhattans
    $10
  • Cosmos
    $10
  • Wine
    $5
  • Water & Soda
    $2

Parking