Illuminating The Fairgrounds
May 12-June 11
Experience The Fairgrounds Nashville in a whole new light with exquisite lanterns sculptures, traditional performances, beautiful art, and delicious cuisine! Brighten up your summer evenings with a visit to this renowned international Chinese Lantern Festival, a unique celebration created by a team of Chinese artisans from Zigong, China.
Highlights of the festival include spectacular hand-painted giant lanterns ablaze in light, authentic Chinese stage performances with nightly mini dragon parades, a "Taste of China" food and beverage offerings, cultural displays, and more!
Buy your tickets online today!
Purchase tickets at the Visitor Center (501 Broadway)
The Fairgrounds Nashville
625 Smith Avenue
Hours of Operation
Closed on Mondays
Nightly Kick-Off Parade: 6:15pm
Tuesday-Thursday: Stage Performances @ 6:30pm, 8:00pm
Friday-Sunday: Stage Performances @ 6:30pm, 8:00pm, 9:00pm
Schedule of Events
May 12-14: Opening Weekend
Events include: Ceremony, giveaways, parades, tours, meet & greets
May 16-21: Cultural Week
Events include: Videos, displays, interactions, demonstrations
May 26-28: Asian Festival Weekend
Events include: Parades, games, celebrations, demonstrations
June 2-4: Asian Cuisine Weekend
Events include: Food sampling, cooking demonstrations, food specials
June 9-11: Closing Weekend
Events include: Ceremony, giveaways, parades, celebration
Find additional information at chinalightsnashvilletn.com.