Lantern Festival


Experience our World Famous Lantern Festival – a spectacular nighttime event!

Take a stroll around the Racine Zoo and immerse yourself in the incredible works of art. From tigers, lions, pandas, exotic flora, and a colossal dragon, Racine Zoo will be transformed into a world of illumination. To top it off, an array of food and drink vendors will make the Lantern Festival a truly unforgettable event.



October 1 – December 31, 2019 (80 select nights)
6pm – 9pm Weeknights
6pm – 10pm Friday & Saturday


Watch out for select Members-only nights!


Entire calendar of dates coming soon!

Tickets will be available soon!


Busineses/organizations – looking for a unique experience to advertise? Sign up for a Business Booth during the festival! Email Chelsea Locke at for more information.


Interested in becoming a sponsor? Email Beth Heidorn at or call 262.636.9291 for more information.


*Purchasing tickets for the Lantern Festival does not permit entry to Racine Zoo during the day. The animals at the Zoo will not be visible during the Lantern Festival experience.*


Brought to you in partnership with the Zigong Lantern Group