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Celebrate Lunar New Year in Denver with street fairs, performances & more!

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The year 2022 is the Lunar New Year of the tiger: Hear us roar! The Lunar New Year is an international holiday celebrated in many Asian countries by about 1.5 billion people across the world.

Including Denver! 

Lunar New Year 2022 in Denver will include street fairs, cultural workshops, Lion Dance performances and more in the coming weeks. 

Lunar New Year in Denver 2022

DPL’s Lunar New Year Cultural Workshop 

When: Feb. 1, 8, 15, 22, and March 1 4:15 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Where: Virtual, presented by the Denver Public Library

Celebrate the holiday and bring in the new year by attending this free five-part cultural workshop series for kids ages 5-17 on Chinese culture and the Mandarin language. Students will meet on GoogleMeet. Learn more

Lunar new year Denver

Chinese New Year Celebration and Cultural Fair

When: February 5, noon-4 p.m.

Where: Highlands Ranch Community Association – Southridge Rec Center

The show, put on by the incredible Great Wall Chinese Academy, features exciting Chinese dragon and lion dances, beautiful Chinese folk dances, amazing Chinese martial art – Kung Fu, and well-prepared choral and instrumental performances. In addition to this phenomenal performance, come check out the Chinese New Year Cultural Fair. Learn more

28th Annual Lunar New Year Celebration

When: Feb. 5 and 6, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: Truong An Gifts, 333 S. Federal Boulevard

This annual festival is a fantastic place for you to shop for all your Lunar New Years decorations including flowers, plants, fruits, decorations, red envelopes, and much more.

This annual festival invites Denverites to shop for Asian gifts, snacks and clothing at Truong An Gifts at the Far East Center on Federal Boulevard while enjoying traditional entertainment like Lion Dance. This weekend, you can also enjoy music performances, ice carving, a kids fashion show, martial arts, food vendors and more. Learn more.

Lunar New Year 2022 Celebration & Street Food Fair 

When: Sunday, Feb. 6, from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: KUTEA – Boba Milk Tea & Vietnamese Desserts, 1147 S. Federal Boulevard.

This performance and food market event will feature over 20 booths of Street Food and products from local vendors with performances by the Colorado Asian Heritage Center including the Lion Dance on high poles, Dragon Dance, Drum Show, Martial Art Demonstrations and Traditional Dances. Coordinators will also be handing out li xi, or red envelopes, for good luck. Learn more

Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company: The 2022 Lunar New Year of the Water Tiger

When: Saturday, Feb. 12, 8 p.m.

Where: Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree

Immerse your family in the sound of firecrackers, cymbals and drums that accompany the acrobatic lion dancers and be mesmerized by the vibrant colors from the motions of the endless floating lines of fabric, costumes and props that are created by the agile dancers and warriors.  Choreographer Nai-Ni Chen has been making dances that bridge the richness of Asian artistic heritage and the dynamism of American dance for the past 30 years. Tickets are $35-45.  Featured image.  Learn more

Into the Wild Chinese New Year Celebration

Where: Grand Hyatt Denver Downtown, 1750 Welton St.

When: Saturday, Feb. 12, 5 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.

What: Ringing in the Year of the Tiger with a wild jungle-themed party and a program filled with fun, entertainment, and heart-warming stories. This fundraising event features a family-style banquet meal, Lion Dance, and traditional Good Luck Salad Toss. Entertainment includes a silent and live auction, live band, casino games (new!), and our popular Night Market with sales booths, beer tasting, palm reader, calligrapher, and much more. Tickets start at $250 per person. Learn more

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