Los Angeles Lantern Festival 2017


Saturday, March 4, 2017, Noon – 7PM

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 16th Annual Los Angeles Lantern Festival. Our free signature event culminates the Lunar New Year festivities with engaging community booths, museum tours, live entertainment, music, arts & crafts, and food trucks.

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.



     Noon Opening Ceremony
     12:30pm TBD
     12:45pm TBD
     1:00pm TBD
     1:15pm TBD
     1:30pm TBD
     1:45pm TBD
     2:00pm TBD
     2:15pm TBD
     2:30pm TBD
     2:45pm TBD
     3:00pm TBD
     3:15pm TBD
     3:30pm TBD
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     4:00pm Christina Chu (Guzheng)
     4:15pm Field Elementary Lion Dancers
     4:30pm TBD
     4:45pm Koreos (K-Pop Dance)
     5:00pm Poprock Academy (Singing)
     5:15pm TBD
     5:30pm TBD
     5:45pm TBD
     6:00pm TBD
     6:15pm TBD

Arts n’ Crafts

Chinese calligraphy
Chinese pellet drums
Chinese Spring character-cutting
Dragon Puppet-making
Face painting
Greeting card-making
Lucky Fish
Rooster Lantern-making
Rooster & Egg-making
New Year Blooms
Page coloring
“Roots” Poster-maing
Photobooth (sponsored by Bobalife USA)
Red envelope making
Spring Blossoms

Community Booths

Asian Youth Center
Chinatown Service Center (@cscla_info)
Chinese Historical Society of Southern California
Los Angeles Department of Transportation (@LADOTofficial)
National Asian Pacific American Families Against Substance Abuse (@NAPAFASA)
National Park Service (@NatlParkService)
OCA-Greater Los Angeles (@OCA_GLA)
Visual Communications (@VConline)
Western University of Health Sciences (California Society of Health-System Pharmacists)

Food Trucks

Phantom Food Truck (@PhantomFood)
Steamy Bun Truck (@SteamyBunTruck)
Tainamite Truck (@TainamiteTruck)

Public Transit

We are conveniently located across the street from Union Station

Take the Metro Red, Purple or Gold Line to Union Station
or go to Metro Trip Planner to find your bus route to the festival.

Bus Stops around and in walking distance of the Plaza
Big Blue Bus – Rapid 10
MTA – 40, 68, 70, 71, 76, 78, 79, 96, Silverline
Foothill Transit – Silver Streak

Los Angeles Lantern Festival is generously sponsored by:

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For sponsorship opportunities, please contact (213) 485-8567.