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
Chinese Folk Artists
Aluminum Wire Weaving
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.