LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Those who missed out on the Louisville Zoo's Wild Lights: Asian Lantern Festival will have another chance to walk the 1.4 mile trail decorated by 2,000 lanterns. 

What You Need To Know

  • Wild Lights event at Louisville Zoo extended until August

  • Previously postponed due to COVID-19

  • Tickets must be purchased online

  • Tickets purchased before postponement still valid

The event, previously postponed due to COVID-19, has been extended and will be open Thursday through Sunday nights from July 9 to August 28. 

“Wild Lights was very popular with our guests for the two weeks of the festival that we were able to enjoy before we closed for COVID-19 measures,” said Louisville Zoo Director John Walczak. “Every day we have been asked about Wild Lights and we are delighted to be able to work with Tianyu Arts & Culture to extend the festival and allow more of our community the chance to see these beautifully illuminated lanterns and learn more about Asian culture.”

Tickets are available online and must be purchased in advance. Member pricing is $15.50 per ticket and $18.50 for non-members. Children two and under are free, and family four-pack pricing is available at $50 for members and $60 for non-members. A $5 parking fee will be included on all orders.

Guests will choose the day and time of their visit so the Zoo can manage the capacity. Entry will begin at 7:30 p.m. and end at 9:30 p.m. with the Zoo closing at 11 p.m.

The Zoo is honoring all Wild Lights tickets bought before postponement. Guests can attend any date of the festival by showing their tickets at the ticket windows.