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Ring in the Year of the Dragon with Uptown’s Annual Lunar New Year Celebration



Uptown continues its annual 40+ year tradition of celebrating the Lunar New Year! To welcome the Year of the Dragon, the Lunar New Year Parade will feature 20+ local community groups, cultural institutions, dancers and performers. Uptown will also feature other celebrations, programming, food and art to ring in the new year with a fresh start and good luck. Admission is free.

Lunar New Year Stories and Crafts

10:00 a.m. –11:00 a.m.

Bezazian Branch, 1226 W. Ainslie Street

Welcome the Lunar New Year with a special story time and craft in advance of the annual Uptown parade. Celebrate the Year of the Dragon at the library with Lunar New Year-themed stories, songs, and a simple craft. For children 2 to 6 with their caregivers. Even if you can’t make the 10:00am story time, children of all ages are welcome to drop in later with their families to make a dragon craft before the parade on Argyle begins at 1:00pm!

Argyle Lunar New Year Parade

1:00pm - 1:45pm 

Kicks off at corner of Argyle & Winthrop

Post-Parade Performances

1:45 - 2:30pm

Corner of Argyle & Winthrop (outdoor stage)

Join us at the intersection of Argyle & Winthrop once the parade ends for performances by local groups including the CMAA youth dancers (lion & lotus), Swift Elementary, and UIC’s Hoang Phuc Lion Dance Association.

Learn more, here.

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