Hanart Culture’s Chinese Lantern Festival is a showcase of 800 illuminated lantern displays and live Kung Fu shows and an exhibition of Chinese art and culture on the grounds of the Sunset Cove Amphitheater. Featured attractions also include dinosaur rides, Oriental crafts, food, and interactive Kung Fu and Martial Arts lessons on stage for visitors by Martial Arts Experts of the Kung Fu Embassy. The Chinese Lantern Festival begins February 24th and continues every Wednesday through Sunday, 5:30 p.m.-10 p.m through April 9, 2017 at Boca Raton’s South County Regional Park, located at 12551 Glades Road in Boca Raton.
This year’s theme, “The Wild,” offers an enchanting safari for visitors to walk through. From lions, giraffes, and pandas to pre-historic dinosaurs, these life-size works of art take the forms of animals representing all four corners of the earth including Africa, Asia/Europe, the Americas, and Antarctica. Each location scene is set in beautiful dreamscapes of light, color, sound, and motion—delivering an unparalleled experience.
The closing reception for The Chinese Lantern Festival, will be held Friday, April 7th at 7 p.m. will have a focus on Diplomacy and Cultural Exchange. It coincides with the dates of the Chinese President Xi Jinping meeting with President Trump at Mar-a-Lago. In addition to entertainment and a roped off area for VIPs, attendees will be reminded of a reference back to the Nixon era of Ping-Pong Diplomacy. Some of the best players in the United States will be attending for exhibition play, including Terese Terranova – a two-time paralympic gold medal winner and the president of the Broward County Table Tennis Club.
For additional information and interviews with table tennis players, event producer, or members of the Kung Fu Embassy call Linda Hamburger at (954) 945-5656 or email linda linda (AT) hanartculture.com
About the Chinese Lantern Festival in Boca Raton
To create the Chinese Lantern Festival’s dreamscapes of light and color, a team of professional artists from China spent weeks in a temporary “lantern factory” and working onsite to commission unique works of artistry. The artists used a combination of steel, rayon and satin for some designs, while fusing paint, ceramic and glass for others. Almost 30,000 hours were dedicated to completing the entire 2017 exhibit.
Admission tickets are $25 at the door/$22 online for adults, and $15 at the door/$12.50 online for children ages 4-12. Admission is free for children ages 3 and younger. Special discount rates are also available online for groups of 12 or more. Discounts are provided to members of the armed forces, veterans, seniors and college students.
Food Trucks will be onsite every Wednesday and Thursday evening to complement the Chinese cuisine which will also be available throughout the event.
More info and tickets available at: www.chineselanternfestival.com