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  • Franklin Square 6th and Race Streets Philadelphia PA 19106 (map)

Deets: Franklin Square's cultural experience of larger-than-life illuminated sculptures, authentic performances, and one-of-a-kind photo opportunities ends July 14. "A majestical, pop-up paradise of eye-catching sites." The Philadelphia Inquirer

In addition to marveling at larger-than-life illuminated lanterns, festival attendees will enjoy authentic cultural stage performances, including acrobats, dancers, and the fan-favorite face changer. Enjoy three 30-minute stage performances nightly at 7:30, 9:00, and 10:30pm as part of your admission!


  • Martial Arts Specialists

  • Mysterious Face-Changer

  • Folk Dancers

  • Acrobats

Chinese Folk Artists

  • Aluminum Wire Weaving

  • Stone Carving

  • Flute Making

  • Chinese Folk Painting

  • Wheat and Straw Painting

Visitors can dine on Asian cuisine and American favorites, drink a toast at the Dragon Beer Garden, and shop for Chinese folk artists’ crafts created on site… all inside the festival grounds.

Food and Beverage

  • Dragon Beer Garden

  • Square Burger by Cooperage

  • Great Lawn Grill by ROE

  • Leaping Fish Noodle House by Sang Kee Noodle House

Hint for the Average Socialite: Starting at 6 p.m., tickets are required to enter the Philadelphia Chinese Lantern Festival in Franklin Square. Note that special group rates are available for parties of 20 or more.

Tickets are available at the festival entrance, but guests are encouraged to purchase tickets ahead of time to avoid long lines. (This festival is very popular.)

Admission to Franklin Square will be free during the day, as always. Visitors can book special daytime group experiences during the festival as well. Franklin Square closes at 5 p.m. each day in preparation for the festival. The park is cleared of guests during this time.

*If you show your ticket at these local businesses, you could get a discount! Learn more.

Earlier Event: April 29