Sam Song, Acting Riverfront Park Director, No Phone Number Available
Thursday, August 6, 2015 at 12:26 p.m.
Immerse yourself in a 5-week celebration of Chinese culture!
For the first time ever, Spokane's Riverfront Park will be home to a spectacular event directly from China, the “Washington State Chinese Lantern Festival”. The event opens on September 26th, 2015 and runs until November 15th, 2015.
In addition to stunning displays of colorful lanterns, this event will feature incredible food, nightly cultural performances, souvenirs, and children's activities. Highlights include a 196-foot dragon and a three-story pagoda. Additionally, there will be multiple, daily performances by Chinese artists from Tianyu Culture, the Sichuan, China-based company presenting the Festival.
We believe this is the next big event, like Hoopfest or Bloomsday, to come to our area. Once people experience the huge displays, the cultural performances and the delicious food, we think this will become a “can't miss” annual event.
The Washington State Chinese Lantern Festival has something for everyone:
The Lantern Festival will be open to the public on Sunday through Thursday, 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.; and on Friday and Saturday, 5 p.m. – 11 p.m. Performances will be every night at 6:30 p.m. & 8 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 7 p.m. & 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
For more information on The Chinese Lantern Festival, please see our Chinese Lantern Festival General Information brochure or visit http://www.spokanelanternfestival.com/ where you can see a spectacular video preview of the event.
The Cuisine Experience will run from Thursday through Saturday, 5 p.m. – 10 p.m. For more detailed information on the cuisine and pricing, please visit http://www.spokanelanternfestival.com/cuisine
Tickets can be purchased now through TicketsWest and the Lantern Festival website. Starting September 26th, tickets can also be purchased at the INB Performing Arts Center or the Lantern Festival ticket booth that will be set up in Riverfront Park.
If you would like to volunteer for The Chinese Lantern Festival, please email Michelle Barter.