MARNE, Mich. (WZZM) -- Lantern Fest is scheduled for October 3 at Berlin Raceway, but on social media there's growing opposition.
Some cite safety and environmental concerns, saying the event poses a risk to natural resources. On twitter, people are using the hashtag #LosetheLanterns to voice their thoughts on the event.
The Lantern Fest website says the lanterns are 100% biodegradable. There are also professional lantern chasers who collect 90% of the lanterns after the event.
For those who want to participate in the event, registration is underway at TheLanternFest.com.