It's an annual event that draws thousands to celebrate "lantern art" and it's a short ride from the Jersey Shore to Philadelphia. The Annual Philadelphia Chinese Lantern Festival 2022.

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If you have never attended the lantern festival, it's a colorful explosion of lights and art. "Enjoy more than 30 new lantern displays, a new Franklin Square Fountain Show, live performances, authentic cuisine, festival foods, the Dragon Beer Garden, and mini-golf and carousel attractions at the most immersive lantern festival in the United States!"

The event is running now through August 7th. It takes place at Franklin Square.

Take a look at the history of the lantern festival.



We went to the festival and it was about an hour and a half drive from Ocean County. Simply put directions to Franklin Square in your GPS and you will get clear directions into the festival neighborhood. There is parking available right there at Independence Mall with the Philadelphia Parking Authority.

There is food available and it seems the pineapple drinks, literally pineapples, are a big hit. The Franklin Square Fountain Show and stage performances are included in Festival admission.

Entertainment schedule:

6:30 & 7 pm – Fountain Shows

7:30 pm – Stage Performances

8 & 8:30 pm – Fountain Shows

9 pm – Stage Performances

9:30 & 10 pm – Fountain Shows

10:15 pm – Stage Performances


Check out photos from this year's event and if you are looking for a great event with LOTS of photos, check out the Philadelphia Chinese Lantern Festival.


The Philadelphia Lantern Festival 2022

Check Out Photos From the Philadelphia Lantern Festival 2022 at Frankin Square

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