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Argyle Lunar New Year Celebration

February 17, 10:00 am - 2:30 pm


Join Uptown United on Argyle Street in 2024 as Uptown continues its annual tradition going back 40+ years of celebrating the Lunar New Year! To welcome the Year of the Dragon, we’ll be hosting the Lunar New Year Parade on Saturday February 17th (kick-off at 1:00pm sharp at Argyle & Winthrop) featuring 20+ local community groups, cultural institutions, dancers and performers! In addition, a number of local organizations are planning pop-ups with family-friendly activities TBA.
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Lunar New Year is a time for fresh starts—it’s about sweeping away the bad luck of the previous year to make room for the good luck of the new year. Since 1981, Uptown has celebrated the start of the new Lunar Year with celebrations, programming, food, and art.

Lunar New Year Stories and Crafts
10:00 a.m. –11:00 a.m.
Bezazian Branch Library, 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 the Hoang Phuc Lion Dance Association.
More programming and activities announced soon including the Grand Opening of Fat Miilk and


For information on more events like this, check out our roundup of Ways for Families to Celebrate the Chinese New Year


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