Chinese Lantern Festival Comes to The Fairgrounds Nashville May 12 – June 11
China Lights – Illuminating The Fairgrounds
April 5, 2017 -- Nashville, TN — The Fairgrounds Nashville will bring a world-class Chinese lantern festival to Music City in May. Tickets for China Lights – Illuminating The Fairgrounds will go on sale today at www.ChinaLightsTN.com. The festival, produced by Festival Pro, LLC, will be the first of its kind in the Mid-South and will feature brilliantly lit large-scale lanterns along with Chinese folk-culture activities, cuisine and entertainment.
“We’re excited to showcase The Fairgrounds Nashville in a whole new light this spring,” said Laura Schloesser, Executive Director of The Fairgrounds Nashville. “Festival-goers will be delighted by the exquisite lantern sculptures, traditional performances, beautiful art and delicious cuisine. It’s going to a great family adventure.”
The unique celebration brings a team of Chinese artisans and technical staff from Sichuan Tianyu, located in Zigong, China to Tennessee to create a magical, vibrant paradise of lit displays. The China Lights Festival will open May 12th and run through June 11th. The festival’s four-week run will feature over 30 grand displays that will illuminate nine acres of The Fairgrounds Nashville.
About The Fairgrounds Nashville:
In operation for over 110 years, The Fairgrounds Nashville is an ideal indoor/outdoor venue for meetings, conferences, trade shows, concerts and special events of all sizes. Home of the Tennessee State Fair, Nashville Speedway and Nashville Flea Market, the property maintains 8 buildings with more than 120,000 square feet of indoor space for meetings and events with abundant parking. The location is only one-mile south of downtown with direct interstate access. To learn more about The Nashville Fairgrounds, visit us at www.thefairgrounds.com.
About China Lights:
As part of China’s five-year economic plan, the Sichuan Provincial Department of Commerce developed a campaign with the goal of holding 100 light shows in 100 cities worldwide to spread Chinese traditional culture and promote cultural exchange. The custom of lighting lanterns has occurred for thousands of years and Zigong City now boasts 380 lantern-making companies with 80,000 lantern artisans.