Cleveland Metroparks Zoo today announced it will extend the Asian Lantern Festival presented by Cleveland Clinic Children’s through Labor Day, Monday September 3, 2018. A special night on Saturday, September 8th will also be held for attendees who purchased tickets to the festival on Saturday, August 11th that was impacted by a widespread power outage. Tickets purchased for August 11th event can be redeemed for the September 8th event.
“The response from guests has been overwhelmingly positive,” said Cleveland Metroparks Chief Marketing Officer Kelly Manderfield. “We couldn’t be more excited to expand the opportunity for more Northeast Ohioans and visitors to experience this one of a kind event.”
Already over 70,000 guests have enjoyed the festival, seeing more than 40 large scale displays featuring hundreds of large-scale, colorful lanterns illuminating the Zoo during this exclusive after-hours event.
In addition to the brilliant lanterns and your favorite zoo animals, visitors can get a taste of Asian culture with authentic cuisine, the T-Mobile craft market and live performances on the Fifth Third Bank stage each night.
Initially, the festival was scheduled to end Sunday, August 19. The festival will now extend two additional weeks and continue Thursday through Sunday evenings from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m, with the final night of the festival falling on Monday, September 3.
Asian Lantern Festival tickets are limited. Purchase in advance online to secure your spot and save. Advance tickets to Asian Lantern Festival are available online for a discounted cost of $14.50 for zoo members and $17.50 for non-members. The limited availability tickets cost $20.50 at the door. Children under 2 are admitted for free. A special $45 Family 4-pack is also available online. Visit futureforwildlife.org/lanterns