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Asian Lantern Festival kicks off at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo Wednesday

Posted at 9:45 AM, Jul 14, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-14 09:47:10-04

CLEVELAND — The Asian Lantern Festival opens at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo Wednesday, featuring over 1,000 new illuminated lanterns, live performances and cultural inspired cuisine.

The festival returns Wednesday for a limited time. The event will run Thursday through Sunday from 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. until Sept. 5.

The Cleveland Metroparks Asian Lantern Festival.

The event, in its fourth year, has become a favorite among visitors.

The Cleveland Metroparks Asian Lantern Festival.

“Asian Lantern Festival has become a summer staple in Cleveland, drawing over 150,000 guests each year to experience the wonder of Cleveland Metroparks Zoo after dark,” said Cleveland Metroparks Chief Marketing Officer Kelly Manderfield. “We’re thankful for the tremendous support of Meijer to help bring an all new festival, with new lanterns, performances and experiences in the event’s fourth year."

Save on tickets when you purchase in advance. The discounted cost for Zoo members is $18 or a 4-pack for $54. Advance non-member tickets are $20 or a 4-pack for $60. Same-day tickets can be purchased at the Box Office for $22 or a 4-pack for $66. Drive-through tickets are $54 per vehicle for members and $60 per vehicle for non-members. Children under 2 are admitted free.

Advanced tickets can be purchase here.

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