February 5—March 3: Lunar New Celebrations abound...

China rings in the Lunar New Year in a big way with the Spring Festival that ends with the Red Lantern Festival. Depending upon where you live celebrations can last anywhere from one week to 23 days.

China's public  holiday will be February 4–10, 2019. Look below to find Lunar New Year celebration details in your area.


Portland, Oregon

Lan Su Garden schedules a variety of activities from  Tues, Feb 5 through Tues, Feb 19, 2019

San Francisco Bay Area

San Francisco Chinese New Year Parade will be held in the evening on Saturday, February 23.(Free, hoewever bleacher tickets available for $35). Parade begins at 2nd & Market Streets, in SF.

Chinese New Year Community Street Fair: 120 booths and concessions filling SF Chinatown throughout the weekend, offering various food and entertainment. The community Fair Main stage will also feature acts that include Chinese folk dancing, opera and drumming. Sat & Sun Feb 23–24 (10 AM–4 PM) free. Grant Avenue from California St. to Broadway; Sacramento, Washington, Jackson & Pacific streets, from Stockton to Kearny, SF. (415) 982-3000, ChineseParade.com.

Chinese New Year 5K/10K Run winding through SF Chinatown, NOrth Beach and downtown–raising money to benefit youth and teen programs at the Chinatown YMCA Community Center, which serves more than 1,200 youth and their families.

8 AM, March 3; entry fee required, (but free to watch). Begins on Grant Avenue & Sacramento Street, SF. www.ymcasf.org/CNYrun.

Oakland Chinatown

Oakland Chinatown Lunar New Year Bazaar will be held on Saturday & Sunday, January 26 & 27 (10 AM–5 PM), between 9th & Franklin Streets & the Pacific Renaissance Plaza.

Oakland Asian Cultural Center (OACC), Lunar New Year Celebration, Sunday Feb 10 (11 AM–3 PM, Free), 388 NInth Street, Oakland. (510) 637-0455. Lion danceing, taiko drumming, folk dancing, and arts and crafts activities.

San Jose

San Jose Lunar New Year & Tet Festival: LIve music, lion dances, food and various contests. (Fri Feb 8: 3–11 PM. Sat–Sun, Feb 9 & 10, 11 AM –11 PM. Free.) Eastridge Mall, 2200 Eastridge Loop, San Jose.

Los Angeles County

The link above provides information about Lunar New Year celebration activities occurring throughout a variety of areas in the Los Angeles County area.

120th Golden Dragon Parade, sponsored by the Chinese Chamber of Commerce of Los Angele, will occur on Saturday, Feb 9, at 1 PM.

Lunar New Year Festival in Monterey Park will be held on Saturday, January 26  (10 AM–9 PM) and Sunday, January 27 (10 AM-7 PM).

Orange County

The above link provides detals for the 8th Annual Dragon Parade Lunar New Year Festival 2019 that will occur on February 17, from 11 AM to 4 PM.

The Pomona Asian American Lunar New Year Expo will be held on January 19 & 20 at the Pomona Fairplex.

Vietnamese TET Festival will be held on February 8-10, at the Orange County Fair & Event Center.

 

Lunar New Year Greetings

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