Festival fun of LKF Carnival 2011
Brazil’s Rio Carnival may be the most well known of all global carnival celebrations, but here in Hong Kong the king of the street parties is still the Lan Kwai Fong Carnival.
LKF Carnival 2011 is coming to Lan Kwai Fong again this November, bringing a weekend filled with exotic costumes, live performances and delicious street side snacking! Taking place over Saturday & Sunday, 12th & 13th November, Lan Kwai Fong Carnival 2011 will mark the 10th anniversary of the annual fete, and it promises to be as big as ever.
An International Flavour
It wouldn’t be a street party without snacks, right? And Lan Kwai Fong Carnival 2011 is a tantalising array of global cuisine, where hungry carnival-goers can tuck into everything from Japanese skewers to French crepes - attractively priced from as little as $20! Blue Smoke Bar-B-Que will be touting the best of the USA’s ‘Southern hospitality’ with Buffalo Wings, Pulled Pork Sandwiches and Smoked Spare Ribs, while brownies and New York Cheesecake from Azure Restaurant slash Bar may prove irresistible for those with a sweet tooth.
Not wanting to overlook Hong Kong’s own proud tradition of street-side snacking, you can count on finding a taste of HK’s no-frills ‘cha chaan teng’ cooking at Tsui Wah’s food and drink stall. Curry Fish Balls and Crispy Buns served w/ Sweet Condensed Milk amongst their tasty local treats on the menu. When you’re done why not wash it down with a refreshing Milk Tea ‘Champagne.’
There’s something for everyone at the Lan Kwai Fong Carnival 2011, including plenty of fun for the little ones. During Carnival weekend, Wo On Lane will be decked out and turned into ‘Toys “R” Us Kids’ Street,’ complete with a bouncy castle and over 20 interactive game booths. Dancing, mascot parades and magic shows will ensure that your kids are kept busy all day long.
For the creatively inclined, head over to ‘Arts and Craft Street’ where you can meet over 40 local artists showcasing their pieces and demonstrating their craft. Get creative and see if you can create your own work of art to take home. Amongst the 80 booths in LKF Carnival 2011 are also a host of fun interactive games that will challenge you and also offer the chance to win great prizes.
Habitat for Humanity China
While you’re perusing the colouful mix of stalls at Carnival, take a moment to learn about Habitat for Humanity China (www.habitatchina.org) – the official beneficiary charity of the Lan Kwai Fong Carnival 2011. Swing by one of their booths to learn more and see how you can lend a hand to the needy and made a difference in someone’s life.
Join the party!
Lan Kwai Fong Carnival 2011 promises to a glorious weekend packed with fun for the whole family. From the beautiful Brazilian dancers in exotic costumes to the rhythmic beats of the African drummers and the hosts of colourful parades and live performances taking place at three separate stages located around the area and over 80 stalls showcasing arts and crafts, interactive games and a myriad foods from around the globe, there’s every reason to come on down and join and the party!
See you in Lan Kwai!
LKF Carnival 2011
November 12-13th, Sat & Sun, 1pm till late