Cleveland Metroparks Zoo announced it is adding one final weekend to the record-breaking Asian Lantern Festival, presented by Cleveland Clinic Children’s. The final weekend will add four additional dates for guests to visit the festival beginning Thursday, August 15 and concluding on Sunday, August 18. Tickets for the additional dates will be available beginning Tuesday, August 6 at 7 a.m.
“The community’s response to this year’s Asian Lantern Festival has been tremendous with approximately 145,000 guests so far,” said Kelly Manderfield, Cleveland Metroparks Chief Marketing Officer. “With several sold-out dates over the last two weekends, we wanted to add one final weekend to give everyone a chance to attend this year’s event.”
This year’s festival expanded on the success of last year’s event with all new lantern displays, additional live performances on the Fifth Third Bank Stage and expanded options of culturally-inspired cuisine.
Highlights of this year’s festival include more than 40 all-new lantern displays including a walk-through 100-foot-long shark tunnel, interactive zones sponsored by The Illuminating Company, an expansive display of Chinese pagodas, a 200-foot-long dragon and more.
Asian Lantern Festival tickets are limited. Purchase in advance online to secure your spot and save. The discounted cost for Zoo members is $15.50 and $18.50 for non-members, or a 4-pack for $50. Advance ticket sales end at 2 p.m. the day of the event. Limited availability tickets can be purchased same-day at the box office for $20.50 each or a 4-pack for $60. Children under 2 are admitted for free. Visit FutureForWildlife.org/lanterns
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