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Spokane Chinese Lantern Festival extended two weeks

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The Spokane Chinese Lantern Festival has been extended until Nov. 15. The Spokane Chinese Lantern Festival has been extended until Nov. 15.
SPOKANE, Wash. -

If you haven't had a chance to check out the first-ever Spokane Chinese Lantern Festival in Riverfront Park, we have good news for you. The festival, originally scheduled to end November 1, has been extended two weeks until November 15. 

The first few weeks have been successful and well-attended.

"We hoped this event would be well-received by the community, but we are ecstatic that nearly 50,000 people have visited the festival so far," said Sam Song, Acting Director of Riverfront Park. "We want as many people to attend this cultural event as possible, and with the extension, we can make that happen," he said.

Event organizers from Sichuan Tianyu Cultural Transmission Co., Ltd., the company which owns the Chinese Lantern Festival, are pleased with the success of the event as well.

"We have never had as much initial success in a city as we have had in Spokane," said Jessie Li, a representative of Sichuan Tianyu. "Weekends are always busy no matter where we go, but in Spokane, even the weeknights have been very well attended."

Unfortunately, some of the art displays including paper cutting and Chinese calligraphy will not stay through out the extension, but festival hours, performance times and ticket prices will remain the same. For more info click here: http://spokanelanternfestival.com/

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