Blank Park Zoo's Wild Lights Festival

  • 7401 SW 9th Street | Des Moines, IA 50315
  • Dates: April 1, 2021 - May 30, 2021
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Location: Blank Park Zoo
  • Phone: (515) 974-2593
  • Start/End Time: 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
  • Overview

    Blank Park Zoo's Wild Lights Festival presented by MidAmerican Energy Company

     For the first time in Iowa, experience a visually stunning festival of over 35 larger-than-life illuminated animal-shaped Asian lanterns designed and fabricated by artisans. Coming to Blank Park Zoo this spring, immerse your family in light and culture in a limited capacity, social distance friendly festival.

     Over 3 million people have experienced this very popular event. Tickets for Blank Park Zoo members are on sale now and public ticket sales begin Feb 25.

    Festival hours are 7 p.m. - 10 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday,  April 1 - May 31.

    Open Memorial Day, Monday, May 31, 2021. Closed May 1 and May 22.
    Festival open rain or shine. Tickets are non-refundable.

    Blank Park Zoo Members: Please login with your membership ID to receive your special member price.
    Member Sales begin on February 19, 2021.
    Public Sales begin on February 25, 2021.

    This is a capacity controlled event. Please purchase tickets for the date you wish to attend.