2014 Lunar New Year Festival
February 1, 2014
Celebrate the Chinese New Year and the Year of the Horse at the 2014 Lunar New Year Festival. This free annual celebration will feature food, performances, music, shopping and lots of fun for the whole family! HOUSTON’S PREMIER FREE CULTURAL CELEBRATION!
Every year the Chinese Community Center hosts the premier event in Southwest Houston, the Lunar New Year Festival. The Lunar New Year Festival is a market place of family fun, Chinese cultural awareness, community outreach, and business promotion. The festival is a multi-cultural Asian celebration showcasing East and West and the diversity of the City of Houston. With the support of local artists and performing groups, teach celebration attracts over 15,000 local and out-of-town visitors.
The 2014 celebration will be on Saturday, February 1, 2014, celebrating the Year of the Horse. Starting at 10am and lasting for 6 exciting hours, the large, newly renovated indoor auditorium at the Chinese Community Center hosts an array of riveting, beautiful, and inspiring performances to welcome the Lunar New Year.
Starting at 10:00 am and lasting for 6 exciting hours, the large indoor auditorium at the Chinese Community Center will host an array of riveting, beautiful, and inspiring performances to welcome the Lunar New Year. Come and go as you want and enjoy this special program. The Lunar New Year Festival will present skilled and up-and-coming artists across the cultural spectrum from folk arts, music, dance, and martial arts.
Main attractions include Zodiac dances, traditional Dragon & Lion dances, and a Multi-Ethnic Greeting Program. In addition to Asian cultural performances, cultural performances from our local community will also be presented, including Korean, Mexican, and Japanese. Other unique presentations include mainstream arts united with traditional folk art. New to the 2014 Festival includes an outdoor karaoke stage, which will feature up and coming artists, and well as others who just want to have a little fun!
Be sure to check back frequently to learn more about the exciting program we have in store for the festival!
The festival hosts an interactive cultural exhibition which features shows and arts and crafts throughout the day. It is family fun for all ages! The highlight of weekend exhibit includes the Lunar New Years Eve Feast and the Chinese Zodiac Theatre.
Renowned Asian artists also demonstrate Chinese calligraphy, painting, photography, origami, Chinese dough-kneading figurine sculpture, shadow puppet show, and many others.
FOOD & GAMES
Come to the Lunar New Year Festival to enjoy a multitude of authentic regional cuisines! From Asian treats such as Taiwanese Style Fried Chicken to American treats such as Turkey Legs, there is something for every visitor to enjoy.Find yourself an Authentic Pearl Milk Tea or Jamaica Jerk Chicken to complete your day of cultural celebration.
A special area just for the children that will includes 20 games sponsored by the Parent-Teacher-Organization of the Chinese School at the Center including clay work, face painting and much, much more!
The Street Bazaar at the Festival features over fifty multicultural booths with Asian and Non-Asian Cuisine, Chinese artifacts and merchandise, games, books and information about local nonprofit organizations.
There will be 60 tables hosting a plethora of Asian foods, cultural artifacts, public service information, and corporate booths for you to shop and enjoy. The entire area will be covered by the City of Houston’s tents.
Want to show off your amazing talent? Want to have crowds of hundreds cheering you on? Come to the Lunar New Year Festival and sign up to perform on the Kollaboration Stage for Talents!
The Lunar New Year Festival is supported in part by the Houston Arts Alliance; the festival is held every year in January or February.