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Dragon Lights: The Magic Returns

Dragon Lights Return to Reno!

July 1st - Aug. 12th
Dragon Lights Reno will once again illuminate the Wilbur D. May Arboretum and Botanical Gardens in Rancho San Rafael Park with all new lantern displays.

June 30, 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Society Members VIP event
July 1, 6:00 pm to 10:30 pm

Dragon Lights: Chinese Lantern Festival 2022

Incredible fun for the whole family!

Forty-two larger-than-life lantern sculptures, made of steel, fabric and thousands of LED lights, will transform the arboretum into an illuminous wonderland during mid-summer nights. This immersive walk-through experience will entertain and thrill people of all ages.

New at Dragon Lights Reno this year is an interactive playground with lantern displays that visitor can touch, play with, and even sit on! Inside the arboretum, visitors can also find our new Lantern Food Court that offers a wide selection of food and drinks from both local and traveling food vendors.


May Arboretum Society Members Will Receive Special Discounts on Ticket Purchases. To become a member – Click Here

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The Heart of Your Arboretum

The May Arboretum Society is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) dedicated to the life, growth, and long term sustainability of the Wilbur D. May Arboretum, your arboretum, at Rancho San Rafael Regional Park in beautiful downtown Reno. Events, education, lectures and workshops enrich our members, our city, and our society as a whole.

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