WORTH THE DRIVE: Hundreds of lanterns to light up zoo during Asian Lantern Festival

The Cleveland Metropark Zoo will be putting on a socially distanced version of its popular Asian Lantern Festival until Sept. 20.
The Cleveland Metropark Zoo will be putting on a socially distanced version of its popular Asian Lantern Festival until Sept. 20.

Credit: Kyle Lanzer/Cleveland Metroparks

Credit: Kyle Lanzer/Cleveland Metroparks

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The Asian Lantern Festival, taking place at the Cleveland MetroParks Zoo this year, has been extended through Oct. 4. Guests can walk or drive through this year’s display.

Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday, guests will be able to see live acrobatic performances, juggling, dancing and colorful displays of lanterns on the Fifth Third Bank stage at the Cleveland Zoo. In its entirety, the Asian Lantern Festival features more than 1,000 illuminated lanterns with more than 70 never-before-seen displays.

The Cleveland Metropark Zoo is presenting its annual Asian Lantern Festival until Sunday, Sept. 20.
The Cleveland Metropark Zoo is presenting its annual Asian Lantern Festival until Sunday, Sept. 20. The festival features over 1,000 lantern displays.

Credit: Kyle Lanzer/Cleveland Metroparks

Credit: Kyle Lanzer/Cleveland Metroparks

For those guests who opt to do the drive-through version of the festival, they are asked to remain inside of their for the entirety of the event. The guests who opt to do the walk-through version are required to wear a face mask and to maintain proper social distancing.

Acrobats, jugglers, contortionists and martial artists are just a few of the many types of performers who entertain the crowd nightly as guests can enjoy live performances every hour, starting at 6:45 p.m. on the Fifth Third Bank Stage. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO BY KYLE LANZER/CLEVELAND METROPARKS
Acrobats, jugglers, contortionists and martial artists are just a few of the many types of performers who entertain the crowd nightly as guests can enjoy live performances every hour, starting at 6:45 p.m. on the Fifth Third Bank Stage. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO BY KYLE LANZER/CLEVELAND METROPARKS

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To purchase your tickets to the Asian Lantern Festival, visit to the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo’s website.

WANT TO GO?

What: Asian Lantern Festival

Where: The Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, 3900 Wildlife Way, Cleveland

When: Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday until Oct. 4 from 6:30-10:30 p.m.

Cost: Tickets are $20 per person, $60 for a group four-pack and free for children two years of age or younger. Cleveland Zoo members are $18 per person and $54 for a group four-pack. For those purchasing their tickets on the day of their desired event, tickets will be $22 per person and $66 for a group four-pack. Tickets are scheduled in half-hour time slots from 6:30-10:30 p.m. every night of the event. Regular zoo admission will not give you entry to the festival.

More info: www.clevelandmetroparks.com