Lunar New Year is the most widely celebrated holiday in China, and this day is also important in South Korea, Vietnam, and other Asian countries. In the Chinese zodiac, 2024 is the Year of the Dragon. If you would like to celebrate Lunar New Year near Boulder, Colorado, there are great options to enjoy. Here, I share Lunar New Year events happening around our city:
February 4: Havana Street Festival in Aurora
Aurora isn’t too far from Boulder, and if you’re up for a little drive, you won’t want to miss the city’s first annual Havana Street Festival for Lunar New Year. Lunar New Year on Havana is commencing on Sunday, February 4th at Stampede. From 12-6pm, participants can savor bites and beverages from many of the area’s top restaurants and pop-up shops. The marketplace will come alive with vendors from all over the world, featuring everything from jewelry and fashion to art and home décor. The day wouldn’t be complete without live performances, and you can expect excellent entertainment from lion dancers, modern K-pop artists, and other performers.
February 10: 20th Annual Chinese New Year Celebration
Our state’s capital offers many Lunar New Year celebrations, including the 20th annual Chinese New Year event. This festival will take place on February 10, 2024. It begins at 10:30 am with a Cultural Fair, Taste of China, and Marketplace at George Washington High School. The Celebration Show will take place from 1:30-3:30 pm, and will include captivating lion and dragon dances. Tickets are available here.
February 13: Year of the Dragon Art Class
On February 13 from 5-7pm, artists Christian Ortiz and Grace Gee will guide you through a Year of the Dragon art workshop. The artists will discuss the history, myths and tales of the 12 Chinese zodiac signs. During this event, participants will have the opportunity to create beautiful paper lanterns adorned with dragons. Feel free to take kids aged 10+! Book your spot(s) here.
Lunar New Year is happening on February 10th this year, and there are events before, on and after this special occasion. Whether you’re honoring your Asian heritage or simply want to learn more about Asian culture, the celebrations mentioned here welcome everyone to attend.