Asian Lantern Festival headed back to Cleveland Metroparks Zoo this summer

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**Check out last year’s festivities in the video above**

CLEVELAND (WJW) — The Asian Lantern Festival is headed back to the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo for the fourth year this summer.


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This time, the popular festival is running July 14 through Sept. 5, the zoo confirmed Tuesday morning, and is set to bring 70 large-scale displays that light up the night. The event runs from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday through Sunday of each scheduled week for walk-through participants. Those who’d like to drive through the illuminated setting can do so on Wednesdays.

“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,” Cleveland Metroparks Chief Marketing Officer Kelly Manderfield said in a statement.


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This year, festival goers can also expect live performances and inspired cuisine.

Check out photos from Asian Lantern Festivals past in the photo gallery below:

(Photo courtesy: Cleveland Metroparks Zoo)
(Photo courtesy: Cleveland Metroparks Zoo)
(Photo courtesy: Cleveland Metroparks Zoo)
Asian Lantern Festival at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo on July 19, 2018. (Kyle Lanzer/Cleveland Metroparks)
(Photo: Jen Steer/FOX 8)
(Photo: Jen Steer/FOX 8)
(Photo: Jen Steer/FOX 8)
(Photo: Jen Steer/FOX 8)
(Photo: Jen Steer/FOX 8)

Tickets to the festival can be found right here, and start at $20 for non-members or $18 for members. Drive-thru tickets, which are per car, cost $54 for members or $60 for non-members.

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