If you go site seeing near Downtown LA, you’ll likely at some point find yourself in Chinatown. This area hosts a number of exciting cultural festivities throughout the year. One upcoming event that is annually hosted by the Chinese American Museum is the LA lantern festival.
The Chinese Lunar New Year festivities will be coming to a close with the 18th Annual Los Angeles Lantern Festival. This exciting and beloved festival marks the end of the Lunar New Year festivities and is held annually on the fifteenth day of the first Lunar month in order to mark the closing of the Lunar New Year. This year, the 18th annual LA Lantern Festival will take place on Saturday, March 2nd from 12pm to 5pm. The event is free and open to the public!
The Chinese American Museum annually hosts this fun and family friendly event that welcomes all. At this event, you’ll find some engaging community booths, live entertainment, arts and crafts, music and even tours of the Chinese American Museum! Traditionally, the event includes watching fireworks, lanterns, guessing lantern riddles, enjoying folk dances and more. The event will take place at the El Pueblo Historical Monument located at 425 N. Los Angeles Street.