Giant Ferris wheel, cotton candy and carnival games. All signs point to Santa Monica, but this weekend’s carnival has a special guest: Hello Kitty.
Los Angeles-based streetwear label Hypland and Sanrio’s most famous Kawaii character Hello Kitty teamed up for a pop-up carnival experience on Sunday near Third Street Promenade.
You can experience a Hello Kitty themed Ferris wheel, retro ice cream truck, carnival games and more. Eight multidimensional installations featuring Hello Kitty will be on display, making for a perfect photoshoot.
Carnival enthusiasts will get an exclusive first look at the collection and can purchase select pieces ahead of the online release Friday at 9 a.m. PST. Products range from $ 6 to $ 400.
The famous feline herself will be there from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
“Hello Kitty is a cultural icon that everyone knows and loves all over the world,” the brand says on its website. “We put a lot of effort into this collaboration and are proud to have created classic and timeless pieces that you can wear for generations.”
The free event, located at 302 Colorado Ave. in Santa Monica, runs from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. PST.