Get yourself to the free, crowd-pleasing 2018 Lunar New Year Festival, filled with Asian music, food and more at the Chinese Community Center on Saturday, February 17, 2018.
Featuring musical and dance performances from local groups, vendors offering art, games, food, prizes, activities for children, and raffles for high dollar prizes, this free cultural event is the perfect chance to ring in the Year of the Dog in a time-honored way.
Stop by the stage for performances from more than 20 various cultural groups and local organizations throughout the day, including the ever-popular lion and dragon dances.
Expect a full day of unique cultural performances from China, Vietnam, Korea, and India, cultural exhibits, workshops and more.
Click here for the full performance schedule.
East West Bank Marketplace
An outdoor bazaar will be filled with rows of vendors offering Asian art, crafts, food. Guests will have the opportunity to try more than a dozen unique Asian foods like steamed tapioca cake, Vietnamese street-style ham, Chinese barbecue octopus skewer, and tea stewed eggs.
New to the festival, two popular Asian food trucks, Oh My Gogi! BBQ and Breaking Bao, will be making their first-time appearances at the Lunar New Year Festival.
Make sure to bring cash for food and the raffle drawing which will feature more than $10,000 worth of prizes, including a GIA certified .53 carat diamond necklace, Apple MacBook Air and Watch, Microsoft Surface Pro, a signed baseball from Houston Astros’ Marwin Gonzalez, a team signed Houston Dynamo jersey, an overnight stay at Crowne Plaza and more.
All proceeds will go towards enriching the lives of more than 20,000 people annually through CCC’s programs and services.
For the Kids
Kiddos will love participating in activities including face painting, calligraphy and lantern-making, interactive games, and checking out plenty of educational cultural displays.
About the Chinese Community Center (CCC)
CCC is a comprehensive social service community center and a United Way agency that offers essential programs to more than 20,000 people in Houston’s diverse population.
Established in 1979, the organization provides a comprehensive range of social service programs, from benefit enrollment services and childcare services to citizenship classes and after-school activities.
The Chinese Community Center Lunar New Year Festival is made possible through sponsorship from the East West Bank, Houston Arts Alliance through the City of Houston, H-E-B, Wells Fargo, Xfinity, Discount Power, Houston Symphony, Drewstar Insurance, and Silver Eagle Distributors.
2018 Lunar New Year Festival at the Chinese Community Center
- Dates: Saturday, February 17, 2018
- Times: 10am to 4pm
- Location: Chinese Community Center, 9800 Town Park Drive, Houston, TX 77036
- Parking: Free parking is available in designated lots around the Center. Click here for details on parking.
- Admission: No cover. Click here a full list of event information.
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