The Asian Lantern Festival at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
The lantern festival is true spectacle. It's a great place to take family and friends. My grandmother came along, we were able to rent her a wheelchair, and every lantern and animal exhibit is wheelchair accessible. The lanterns are a brilliant display of Chinese culture, of wildlife, and of craftsmanship. I highly recommend taking the trip out to the zoo!
[Below is taken from ClevelandMetroparks.com]
Asian Lantern Festival is designed for everyone to enjoy – from a family outing, romantic date or coworker get-together. Hundreds of lanterns are placed across several destinations of the Zoo including the Welcome Plaza, African Savanna, Wilderness Trek, Asian Highlands, Waterfowl Lake and more. This year’s festival features more than 40 all-new, large-scaled illuminated displays featuring hundreds of individual and interactive lanterns. These include a walk-through 100 foot long shark tunnel, 30 foot tall giant panda and an expansive display of Chinese pagodas. New live acrobatic performances based on traditional Chinese practices can be seen on the Fifth Third Bank stage each night including contortion, foot juggling, martial arts, dances and balancing and acrobatic acts. Performances will be held nightly at 6:45, 7:45, 8:45 and 9:45 p.m. Each performance will total approximately 15 to 20 minutes.
Dates and Times: Sunday, Jul 21, 2019, 6:30 PM - 10:30 PM Thursday, Jul 25, 2019, 6:30 PM - 10:30 PM Friday, Jul 26, 2019, 6:30 PM - 10:30 PM Saturday, Jul 27, 2019, 6:30 PM - 10:30 PM Sunday, Jul 28, 2019, 6:30 PM - 10:30 PM
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