Dragon Lights Reno

At Wilbur D. May Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
within Rancho San Rafael Park

June 30 – August 13, 2023

Dragon Lights Returns

Dragon Lights Reno is returning to Wilbur D. May Arboretum and Botanical Gardens in Rancho San Rafael Park with bigger and brighter displays in 2023!

From June 30th to August 13th, the arboretum will be illuminated once again with more than 40 groups of larger-than-life lantern sculptures. Visitors are invited to walk-through the arboretum in Reno’s midsummer nights to see and interact with our illuminous displays. 

The new themes of 2023 are to celebrate Asian culture and biodiversity in the garden. Our iconic Chinese dragon will be returning in a whole new form while the rest of the garden will be occupied by glowing mini beasts – dragonflies, beetles, mantis, bees and many more. 

The interactive playground area has been expanded due to popular demand. Visitors will see their favorite displays such as Angel’s Wings and Light Up Swings coming back to Reno and will be surprised by a series of new displays we have in store for 2023

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Scan the QR code to use a FREE guided audio tour at Dragon Lights! The guided tour gives you more information about our lantern displays, and helps you navigate throughout the event grounds.

Dragon Lights Audio Guide is brought to you by Greater Nevada Credit Union.

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