Asian Lantern Festival returns to light up Metroparks Zoo this July

The Cleveland Metroparks Zoo brings the beauty of Asian culture to light in the spectacular Asian Lantern Festival

Returning to the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo after its record-breaking run last August is the Asian Lantern Festival, with over 40 all-new illuminated sculptural lanterns on display. Like the display last year, the larger-than-life lanterns will be running throughout the zoo’s grounds. (Check out our video from last year, where you can see high-towering jellyfish, massive floral blooms, and a lake-filling dragon, just to name a few.)

In addition to the bright creations will be live Asian entertainers performing including foot juggling, contortion and martial arts on the zoo’s Fifth Third stage, and a brand-new “interactive zone”.

The Asian Lantern Festival is a separately ticketed event from the zoo’s daily operation and goes from Thursday through Sunday evenings June 20 through July 28 from 6:30 – 10 p.m.¬†Advance tickets, $15.50 for members and $18.50 for non-members, or a 4-pack for $50, are available until midnight the day before you attend. Day-of tickets will be $20.50 each or a 4-pack for $60. Children under 2 will be admitted for free. Single night tickets and a four-pack are available at the Metropark’s website.¬†