Lanterns for Peace

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Tenney Park
@ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Join Physicians for Social Responsibility Wisconsin (PSR WI) for this family friendly event on Sunday, August 6th to commemorate the lives lost in the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings 77 years ago and to make sure that such nuclear attacks never again take place. We remember the past, so that we can envision and work for a peaceful, just and nuclear-free future.

The event will be open to the public to attend at Tenney Park outside of the John Wall Family Pavilion and the entire event will be held outdoors weather & temperature depending. You are welcome to mail in your lantern design by Monday, July 31st to our office if you cannot be in attendance.


  • 6:30pm: Open to public at to create lanterns

  • 7:30pm: Program starts

  • ~7:45-8:00pm: Lanterns launched at dusk

*PSR WI has reused the styrofoam bases, candles and skewer sticks for the lanterns for at least 6 years. PSR WI removes all the materials from the Tenney Park Lagoon and we leave no trace.

Masks are encouraged to protect our vulnerable populations.