The Lantern Fest, scheduled for Saturday, September 10th in Ronan has officially been cancelled.

There were rumors of cancellations after concerned locals reached out to the Ronan fire department regarding the event. Even without so many fires causing Stage 1 restrictions, many Western Montanans were not fond of the idea of sending so many lanterns off at once, causing a fire hazard and resulting in litter.

The organizers, who also put on the Dirty Dash and Color Me Rad, have confirmed that the Lantern Fest is cancelled. Contact them for a refund here.