DFW LNY 2019 Festivals

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Red envelopes, longevity foods, lanterns, firecrackers, festivals, boisterous parades, and lion dances! This year the Lunar New Year lands on Tuesday, February 5th (although, different countries in Asia may celebrate the days a little differently). It’s basically a celebration of lights, sound, the color red, and food! Several prominent venues in DFW are celebrating the Lunar New Year with festivals honoring the holiday. Celebrations have been going on all month. If you haven’t gotten your lion dance fix yet, here are a few of the best upcoming events where you can enjoy Lunar New Year festivities and/or catch a show for free.

  • UT Dallas Visitor Center Atrium
  • Tues Jan 29 2019 7:00 pm
  • Free Food
  • Games
  • Performances

  • Sat Feb 02 2019 7:00 pm
  • Sun Feb 03 2019 12:30 pm
  • Sat Feb 09 2019 1:30 pm

  • Asia Times Square @ Grand Prairie
  • Fri Feb 01 2019 6:00 pm — 12:00 am
  • Sat Feb 02 2019 9:00 am — 12:00 am
  • Sun Feb 03 2019 9:00 am — 10:00 pm
  • Ethnic & Fair Foods
  • K-Pop Dances
  • Kids’ Activities
  • Performance Groups
  • On Stage Games & Prizes

Chinese New Year Celebration @ Cozby Library in Coppell
  • Cozby Library & Community Commons @ Coppell
  • Sat Feb 02 2019 @ 2:00 pm — 4:00 pm
  • Games
  • Storytelling
  • Face Painting

Chinese New Year Festival 2019
at NorthPark Center in Dallas
  • NorthPark Center @ Dallas
  • Sat Feb 09 2019 11:00 am — 4:00 pm
  • Lion Dances
  • Art making for all ages
  • Giveaways

  • Watters Creek @ Allen
  • Sat Feb 09 2019 1:00 am — 4:00 pm
  • Lion Dances
  • Origami
  • Children’s Crafts
  • Fortune Telling
  • Complimentary Hot Tea from PF Chang’s
  • Red Envelope Giveaways

Lion Dance @ Magic Cup in Richardson
  • Magic Cup @ Richardson
  • Sun Feb 10 2019 2:00 pm
  • Lion Dance
  • Red Envelopes

Kung Fu Tea @ Grand Prairie
  • Kung Fu Tea @ Grand Prairie
  • Sun Feb 10 2019 2:00 pm — 10pm
  • Lion Dance
  • Red Envelopes

There are so many amazing opportunities to catch a free lion dance in the metroplex. Traditional Chinese restaurants and Asian Cultural associations are also celebrating the New Year by orchestrating dinner & lion dance show experiences, but definitely at a cost. I have to include this final shout out to the Dallas Mavericks for celebrating the Lunar New Year at their upcoming game on February 6. There will be a Lunar New Year giveaway and free dumplings in the concourse! Check out the cute special edition Lunar New Year t-shirt! Go Mavs!!!

Mavs Lunar New Year Celebration
  • American Airlines Center @ Dallas
  • Wednesday Feb 06 2019 7:30 pm (arrive early!)
  • Free Stuff
  • Lion Dance

Happy Lunar New Year, y’all!!!

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