Lunar New Year Family Fun in Marin and the Bay Area
This month, the Year of the Tiger comes to an end and the Year of the Rabbit begins! The Lunar New Year, also known as Chinese New Year, starts on Sunday, January 22.
As with many major holidays, there's plenty of family fun to be found in Marin County and all over the San Francisco Bay Area, ranging from the big Alaska Airlines Chinese New Year Parade in San Francisco on Saturday, February 4 to a family-friendly Lunar New Year Festival at Mill Valley's Terra Marin School on Saturday, January 21.
Here are fun family Lunar New Year events not to miss in Marin and the Bay Area:
Saturday, January 14, 10 am–6 pm & Sunday, January 15, 9 am–6 pm
Held on the weekend before Chinese New Year Day, the Flower Fair is the place to come to purchase fresh flowers, fruits, candies and brand new supplies for the home to begin the new lunar year.
Saturday, January 21, 10 am–noon
Share in a day of festivities celebrating the beauty of the Vietnamese, Chinese & Korean cultures and traditions.
Saturday, January 21, 1–1:30 pm
Celebrate with Marin Chinese Cultural Association as the Lion Dance Team performs traditional Lion Dances for Lunar New Year.
Saturday, January 21, 2:30–3 pm
Welcome the Year of the Rabbit with this exciting lion dance performance from the Marin Chinese Cultural Association Lion Dance Team!
Saturday, January 28, 10 am–2 pm
The Redwood Empire Chinese Association presents the wonders and joy of the Lunar New Year at the Children’s Museum of Sonoma County!
Sunday, January 29, noon–4 pm
Ring in the Year of the Rabbit on OMCA's campus with activities, live performances, food, and more!
Saturday, February 4, 10 am–4:30 pm & Sunday, February 5, 9 am–5 pm
Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of San Francisco’s exhilarating Chinatown during one of the community’s most exciting times of the year.
Saturday, February 4, 11 am–2 pm
This Laurel tradition returns with a procession led by Sifu "Master" Lacy of the Buk Sing Choy Lay Fut Kung Fu Academy of Fremont as they unleash two amazing Lions accompanied by drummers, firecrackers, and offerings to bring luck and welcome the Year of the Rabbit.
Saturday, February 4, 5:15–8 pm
The Alaska Airlines Chinese New Year Parade in San Francisco is one of the few remaining night illuminated parades in North America and the biggest parade celebrating the Lunar New Year outside of Asia.
Sunday, February 5, 11 am–2:30 pm
Celebrate the Year of the Rabbit with free admission and fun family activities at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco.
Sunday, February 5, 4:30–8:30 pm
Celebrating the Year of the Rabbit with a dinner and great performances by the China Dance School & Theatre, MCCA's amazing Lion Dancers, and more.
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