Through Sun 9/26
If you somehow let time slip away from you and didn’t make it to the Asian Lantern Festival at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, there’s some good news. Instead of closing on September 6, as originally announced, the festival will be extended through Sunday September 26. That includes a drive-through date on Wednesday September 15 for those still leery about mingling during the pandemic.
Given the reduction in crowd size for each nightly event this year, this will give visitors 11 more chances to see the more than 70 new displays with more than 1,000 illuminated lanterns, and enjoy live acrobatic performances and cuisine at the Asian Food Market.
In addition, for an extra ticket, visitors can take a ride on the zoo’s new Eagle Zip Adventure zip line and get a different perspective on the Asian Lantern Festival. Advance tickets fare $20 or a 4-pack for $60. Same-day tickets are $22 or a 4-pack for $66. Drive-through tickets are $60 per vehicle for non-members for non-members. Zipline tickets are $8.