Beacon of fun: Asian Lantern Festival in photos

The Cleveland Metroparks Zoo kicked off its annual Asian Lantern Festival earlier this month, with new highlights and features worthy of Instagram

 This year’s festival features live acrobatic performances, culturally inspired cuisine, and large-scale displays that include a nearly 40-foot-tall giant lantern, walk-through tunnels, and a 150-foot-long Enchanted Garden.

And FreshWater managing photographer Bob Perkoski recently caught the display on film.

The Asian Lantern Festival runs Thursdays through Sundays from 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. through Sunday, Aug. 27. Walk-through tickets are $22 each, or $70 for a four-pack; Drive-through tickets are $55 per car.

Bob Perkoski
Bob Perkoski

About the Author: Bob Perkoski

In addition to his work for Fresh Water, Bob Perkoski is the official photographer for LAND studio and Cleveland Burlesque. He recently published a book of his photos Rust Belt Burlesque. He's had work published in other books like LGBTQ Cleveland by Ken Schneck, Rust Belt Chic: The Cleveland AnthologyRust Belt Chic: The Pittsburgh Anthology and Moon Cleveland by Douglas Trattner. Previously he was co-founder/art director for Balanced Living Magazine. His substantial portfolio includes news coverage, portraiture, commercial imagery and fine art. Perkoski's first solo show, These Walks of Life premiered in December 2016 in Negative Space Gallery. Visit Perkoski Photography for complete profile information.
Originally from Conneaut, Ohio, Perkoski now lives close to the city in Parma. He has been Fresh Water's managing photographer since the publication's September 2010 inception.