Los Angeles Lantern Festival 2019


Saturday, March 2, 2019, Noon – 5PM

Free Admission!

425 N. Los Angeles Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012 at El Pueblo Historical Monument

Event will be held rain or shine

Join the Chinese American Museum for the 18th Annual Los Angeles Lantern Festival. Our free signature event culminates the Lunar New Year festivities with engaging community booths, museum tours, live entertainment, music,  and arts & crafts.


A hugely popular Chinese festival around the world, Lantern Festival occurs annually on the fifteenth day of the first lunar month to mark the closing of Chinese New Year festivities. CAM’s annual Los Angeles Lantern Festival represents a departure from most other commercially-based street event celebrations, with its primary focus on community building and education. The Los Angeles Lantern Festival embraces the mission of the Chinese American Museum to foster a deeper understanding and appreciation of America’s diverse heritage by sharing the history, cultural legacy and continuing contributions of Chinese Americans by providing a free festival that encourages the public to celebrate Chinese America.

For sponsorship opportunities, please contact (626) 782-5512.




Take the Metro Red/Purple or Gold Line to Union Station. The Los Angeles Lantern Festival is only a 6 minute walk from the station. Plan your trip on metro.net.

Bus stops around and in walking distance of the Plaza:
Metro Local Line 40, 68, 70, 71, 76, 78, 79, 96
Metro Silver Line 910/950