Massive ‘Chinese Lantern Festival’ Coming To Belmont This Year


Explore Asian culture in Belmont during the Chinese Lantern Festival to be held Wednesday through Sunday from Aug. 28 through Oct. 18 at the Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden.

The Chinese Lantern Festival will feature thousands of handmade lanterns, constructed by by masters of the craft in Zigong, the originator of the festival. Illuminated mythical creatures, flowers, trees, insects, and critters will glow throughout the Garden and interactive light displays and colorful archways will captivate all. Marvel at acrobatic shows, browse the marketplace featuring authentic Chinese folk arts and crafts handmade onsite, and explore the lush Asian-inspired garden displays. Throughout autumn, the Garden will offer continuing education classes for adults, programs for schools and home schools, and much more.

Tickets are expected to sell out on many evenings and visitors are encouraged purchase tickets online at Tickets are $23.95 per adult, $21.95 per senior 60+, $15.95 per child ages 2 through 12, and free for children under the age of two. Prices increase at the door if tickets remain on select evenings. Garden members receive a 30% discount on tickets including up to four guests. Please note that the Garden will remain open daily for general admission from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and close from 5 to 6 p.m. prior to the festival.

For more information call (704) 825-4490 or visit