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Chinese Lantern Festival

The Washington State Chinese Lantern Festival opened Friday evening Sept. 25, 2015, 2015, to large crowds viewing brightly colored displays. Some 3000 individual pieces are placed in Riverfront Park for the event that runs through Nov. 1.


Dan Pelle - The Spokesman-Review

As the sun sets on Riverfront Park, the colors of the Chinese Lantern Festival come alive.


Dan Pelle - The Spokesman-Review

A Riverfront Park visitor walks past the panda bear display on the opening night of the Washington State Chinese Lantern Festival.


Dan Pelle - The Spokesman-Review

Chinese Lantern Festival fancy flowers glow at dusk along the Spokane River Sept. 25, 2015, at the Washington State Chinese Lantern Festival in Riverfront Park.


Dan Pelle - The Spokesman-Review

Chinese acrobat Quan Wang catches a cup atop a set of bowls on his head while performing on the rola bola (balance board), Sept. 25, 2015, at the Washington State Chinese Lantern Festival in Riverfront Park.


Dan Pelle - The Spokesman-Review

A Riverfront Park visitor, right, pauses to snap a cell phone picture of the 196-foot-long dragon, Sept. 25, 2015, on the opening night of the Washington State Chinese Lantern Festival.


Dan Pelle - The Spokesman-Review

A giant lighted fan captures the imagination of a visitor to Riverfront Park on the opening night of the Washington State Chinese Lantern Festival.


Dan Pelle - The Spokesman-Review

The U.S. Pavilion looms over the Chinese Lantern Festival in Riverfront Park.


Dan Pelle - The Spokesman-Review

A pair of ducks swim in the Spokane River through the colored reflections of the Chinese Lantern Festival.


Dan Pelle - The Spokesman-Review

Riverfront Park visitors gather near the lighted elephants Sept. 25, 2015, on the opening night of the Washington State Chinese Lantern Festival.


Dan Pelle - The Spokesman-Review

Lots of pictures are taken during the opening night of the Chinese Lantern Festival, Sept. 25, 2015, in Riverfront Park.


Dan Pelle - The Spokesman-Review

Children perform cartwheels in the shadow of the dragon at the Chinese Lantern Festival, Sept. 25, 2015, in Riverfront Park.


Dan Pelle - The Spokesman-Review

On the opening night, Riverfront Park visitors walk through the Chinese Lantern Festival display along the Spokane River.


Dan Pelle - The Spokesman-Review

Visitors sit by the Spokane River as Riverfront Park is filled with brilliant light displays for the Chinese Lantern Festival.

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