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Asian Lantern Festival Returns to The Pittsburgh Zoo

They’re back and bigger than ever! The Asian Lantern Festival returns to the Pittsburgh Zoo in two weeks with an all-new display, featuring guest favorites from days past: dinosaurs!

Explore the Zoo at night among giant luminous handcrafted sculptures, including extinct and endangered animals. Learn about Asian history, culture, and enjoy themed food and entertainment.

If you were one of the thousands of guests who marveled at the show last year, 2022 will feature a completely new, not-to-be-missed display of lanterns.

The Asian Lantern Festival features exciting and educational entertainment from local performers, showcasing cultural elements from Asian Americans and several of the countries of East and Southeast Asia. Demonstrations and performances included with admission. Dates subject to change.

August Performances:

Friday, August 12: Zang Taekwon-Do

Saturday, August 13: Organization of Chinese Americans

Sunday, August 14: Filipino American Association of Pittsburgh

Thursday, August 18: Organization of Chinese Americans & Ghungroo

Friday, August 19: Zang Taekwon-Do

Saturday, August 20: Win Win Kung Fu

Sunday, August 21: Pittsburgh Taiko

Thursday, August 25: Win-Win Kung Fu & Bhutanese Community Association of Pittsburgh

Friday, August 26: Zang Taekwon-Do

Saturday, August 27: Steel Dragon Kung Fu and Lion Dance

Sunday, August 28: Organization of Chinese Americans & Ruby Jain Dance Academy

Check the Pittsburgh Zoo website for complete schedule.

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