Los Angeles Lantern Festival 2016


Saturday, March 5, 2016, 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 Angelenos beneath Chinese lanterns in the vibrance of Downtown L.A. for the 15th 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.


Please check back for more details.

Arts n’ Crafts

Chinese calligraphy
Chinese paper-cutting
Chinese Spring character-cutting
Face painting
Greeting card-making
Lucky Fish
New Year Blooms
Page coloring
Red envelope making
Spring Blossoms

Community Booths

API Equality-LA (@APIEqualityLA)
Asian Youth Center
Chinese Historical Society of Southern California

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:

                       CAM---Logo---Darker-Chinese-No-Address-in-Color-EPS           fcam logo.tif            El Pueblo Logo
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                     new logo large Historic Cultural Neighborhood Council Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis, First District

For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Lauren Tran at LTran@camla.org.

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