Philadelphia Chinese Lantern Festival | Kids Out and About Philadelphia

Philadelphia Chinese Lantern Festival

*The event has already taken place on this date: Sun, 08/07/2022
Enjoy more than 30 new lantern displays, a new Franklin Square Fountain Show, live performances, authentic cuisine, festival foods, the Dragon Beer Garden, and mini golf and carousel attractions at the most immersive lantern festival in the United States!In addition to more than 30 larger-than-life illuminated lanterns, festival admission includes three main stage live performances every night, including Face-Changing, Diabolo Shaking, Foot Juggling, Folk Dance, and Cube Arts. New in 2022, the Franklin Square Fountain Show features a brand new song, “Little Apple” by Chopstick Brochures, sponsored by Tianyu Arts & Culture and created specifically for the Chinese Lantern Festival. The Franklin Square Fountain Show and stage performances are included in Festival admission.

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Timed tickets are required on Fridays and Saturdays. You may enter 15 minutes prior to the time on your ticket or any time after. Last entry is at 10:30 p.m. Once inside you may stay to enjoy the Festival for as long as you like!

PLEASE NOTE: There is no re-entry once you leave the Festival. Tickets are not valid after the close of the Festival that day. The Art-Reach ACCESS program discount is not valid for Festival tickets. 

Entertainment schedule:

6:30 & 7 pm – Fountain Shows

7:30 pm – Stage Performances

8 & 8:30 pm – Fountain Shows

9 pm – Stage Performances

9:30 & 10 pm – Fountain Shows

10:15 pm – Stage Performances

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Franklin Square


150 South Independence Mall West Suite 550
Philadelphia, PA, 19106
United States


(215) 629-4026
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General Information
The event has already taken place on this date: 
6 - 11 pm