Walk Around Snackdown & Lantern Festival

P.O. Box 37764, Honolulu, HI 96837, us

(808) 589-9927

Saturday September 29, 2018
10:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

2018 Format

Walk Around Snack Down

 This year, our hub will be in Smith Beretania Park.  There, people can pick up maps of participating eateries  and any tickets they have pre-ordered  or they can check the chefs Taste of Chinatown specials for the day.  We will have a limited number of tickets available that day at our festival booth for the special plates at each eatery. 

With map in hand, it is a short walk to visit each participating eatery to pick up bites to go .  Buy an assortment of plates and bring them back to the park to enjoy them with music and other activities.   A runner will also be available to pick up orders and bring them back to the park. 

Look for more news and chef specials for that day on our facebook page


Lantern Festival & Activities

 Check out the custom artistic lanterns designed and created by artists and students.  Each eatery will feature a one-of-a-kind festival lantern.  Catalog five of them on your festival pass and redeem it for a chance at a prize drawing.

Lanterns will be hung at restaurants for  viewing by evening diners until close of business.


10:30 a.m. Traditional Lion Blessing

10:45 a.m - 12:45 p.m  Face painting for Keiki

11:00 a.m - 1:00 p.m. Learn & play Mahjong

1:00 p.m. - 1:30 Au's Shaolin Martial Arts

1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. keiki calligraphy & lantern decorating with Mun Lun School

2:45 - 3:45  Balloon Twisting sponsored by Lum, Yip, Kee, Ltd.

Succulents, wristlets, glitter tattoos & collectibles

More to come!

Order Tickets Now!

 $5.00 tickets are available for tasting plates at the following eateries:  Brickfire Tavern, Domo Cafe, Fete, HASR, Little Village,  Maria Bonitas, O'Kims, Rangoon (new!) Tea at 1024, Topped, Wing Icecream, and Yield.

Walk around Chinatown and sample cuisine from all corners of the world!  

Scroll down to view the tasting plates and place your order.  Remember to pick up tickets at the festival booth at Smith Beretania Park on Sat. the 29th.  You may add to your order at any time up until Thurs. Sept 27th.  

Tasting Plate - click on image to add to cart for purchase

New products are coming soon!

Our Partners

About Us

This event is sponsored by the Chinatown Improvement District (CID), and American Savings Bank.  Other partners include Kalani High School  & Mun Lun School. Interested in a sponsorship opportunity?  Drop us a line below.

The CID is a 501(c)3  charitable organization working to improve Chinatown while preserving its special cultural and historical qualities; more information on CID projects may be found on the website: www.cidchinatownhawaii.org

Taste of Chinatown Honolulu

60 North Pauahi Street, Honolulu, Hawaii 96817, United States

(808) 589-9927

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