Happy 10th birthday, Franklin Square! All year long, Historic Philadelphia celebrates the milestone of its revamped park, and to cap it off presents its first-ever Philadelphia Chinese Lantern Festival in Franklin Square.
- The festival will run from April 22 through June 12.
- More than 25 lanterns will fill the historic park.
- Franklin Square will also welcome themed vendors and performances throughout the festival.
From April 22 through June 12, the park will glow with handcrafted giant flowers, a three-story pagoda and a 200-foot Chinese dragon, all brilliantly lit and constructed by lantern artisans from China.
Throughout the historic square, the illuminated lanterns will fill the space nightly. During this time, folks of all ages are invited to explore the park and take in the beautiful sites. The cost of admission is to be determined, but will be an accessible price point.
In addition to glowing flowers, dragons and figures, the festival also promises nightly entertainment to accompany the exhibit.
Both local restaurants and vendors from China will have food and drinks available for purchase. Guests can also purchase themed items that commemorate the festival.
Stay tuned for more information on this first-ever festival for Philadelphia — and the Northeast!