Lighting Up the Texas Sky
In Baytown, Texas there is a different kind of festival that is fun, inspiring and magical. Once a year, the Royal Purple Raceway motorsports park hosts the Light the Sky Festival, a family-fun event that celebrates the beauty and power of light. Visitors from all around come to enjoy musical performances and a ceremonial release of paper lanterns.
In preparation for their release people drawn and write on their lanterns. In the cover of darkness, the visitors release an assortment of lanterns into the sky in a beautiful spectacle. The meaning behind each one is as unique as the people that send them off. Some are sent with hope, love, luck or even in honor and remembrance of a loved one. But for whatever reason, it’s plain to see that it is a truly remarkable sight to see.