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Dragon Lights Festival

Fri Mar 16, 5:30 PM - Sun Apr 22, 10:00 PM EDT
Chilhowee Park & Explosition Center, 3301 E Magnolia Ave, Knoxville, TN, 37914 Map
Daisy, Brownie, Junior, Cadette, Senior, Ambassador
Dragon Lights, Knoxville’s first-ever Chinese lantern festival, will take place in the Midway at Chilhowee Park from Mar. 16 to Apr. 22. Featuring 40 larger-than-life lantern displays with thousands of light components, the displays are constructed onsite by dozens of Chinese artisans who travel across the world to keep this century-old tradition alive. Created by hand with silk fabric stretched over steel frames, these expertly crafted lanterns embody tradition as the artisans pass their skills from one generation to the next. Knoxville’s Dragon Lights Festival will run from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. nightly. 

Group Rates (below) are available for groups of 15 or more:
Kids under 3 FREE 
Kids (ages 3-13) - $8.00 each (regular price $10.00 each)
Adults (14 and up) - $13.00 each (regular price $16.00 each)

To purchase group tickets:
Discount group tickets MUST be purchased in person  at the event or at the Civic Coliseum Box Office Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. We recommend that attendees purchase tickets ahead of time to avoid long lines. 

Non-group tickets are also available through Ticketmaster:

 Please note that there will be additional fees when purchasing tickets online.