WORK ON THIS YEAR'S CHINESE LANTERN FESTIVAL HAS BEEN
GOING ON IN RIVERFRONT PARK FOR ABOUT 2 MONTHS NOW.
AND NEXT WEEK THEY'LL TURN ON THE LIGHTS!
KXLY FOUR'S ALYSSA DONOVAN IS WORKING FOR YOU WITH
WHAT'S NEW THIS YEAR...
You might say you already saw the Chinese Lantern
Festival when it was in town last year, but this year
there's all new lanterns and some of them are made
out of some really unique materials.
So each of these bottles here are hand filled with
water and then turned into the dragons you'll see
at the festival this year.
When you see one of them your like 'eh' but when you
see it all together its amazing.
THAT'S NOT THE ONLY NEW MATERIAL.
THE 23 ARTISTS HAVE BEEN WORKING HARD ON HUNDREDS
OF HAND MADE LANTERNS INCLUDING THIS ONE THAT YOU
ITS MADE OUT OF REAL CHINA!
YOU CANNOT TOUCH IT.
THIS YEAR THE THEME IS MORE TROPICAL SO EXPECT BRIGHT
FISH AND SEA-LIKE CREATURES STREWN ABOUT THE PARK.
TIM BERRY, TIANU ARTS AND CULTURE
We really want you to come back out because we have
so many new lanterns and
this tropical feel, new performances,
new food vendors a totally new experience.
THIS YEAR INSTEAD OF A POP UP RESTAURANT INSIDE THE
DIFFERENT FOOD TRUCKS WILL BE PARKING IN THE FESTIVAL
MAKING THE FESTIVAL MORE LOCAL AND MORE AFFORDABLE.
TICKETS ARE A BIT CHEAPER THIS YEAR TOO.
15 DOLLARS FOR ADULTS AND 10 FOR KIDS.
The Chinese Lantern Festival starts September 16th
and runs through the end of October.
For more details check out KXLY.com.
Reporting in Riverfront park, Alyssa Donovan KXLY