Discover the Vibrant Celebrations of Lunar New Year This Weekend in East Bay

s the Lunar New Year approaches, the East Bay comes alive with a myriad of celebrations, bringing together communities to welcome the Year of the Dragon. This weekend, residents and visitors alike have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the rich tapestry of cultural events planned across the region. From traditional flower markets to dynamic performances and community gatherings, there's something for everyone to enjoy. Here are the top things to do this weekend in East Bay to celebrate the Lunar New Year.

1. Chinese New Year Flower Market Fair
When: Feb 3-Feb 4, 10AM-6PM
Where: San Francisco Chinatown

Kickstart the lunar new year at the Chinese New Year Flower Market Fair, a vibrant event filled with fresh flowers, fruits, candies, and supplies for the home. Experience traditional Chinese performances, including magicians, acrobats, folk dancers, and opera in a non-smoking environment. The fair symbolizes prosperity and happiness, with over 120 booths offering a shopper’s paradise.

2. Lunar New Year X Black History Month 2024: Celebrating Asian & African-American Solidarity
When: February 3, 11AM-4PM
Where: 388 9th St, Ste 290, Oakland, CA 94607

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Join the Oakland Asian Cultural Center for a unique celebration of Asian and African-American solidarity. This event features an incredible lineup of martial artists, musicians, and dance groups, alongside a local vendor marketplace and children’s zone. Funded by The City of Oakland Cultural Affairs Grant and the CA State Grant for Stop the Hate, this celebration is a testament to the power of unity and community.

3. San Jose: Lunar New Year
When: February 3, 2024, 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Where:  180 Woz Way, San Jose, CA 95110

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Celebrate the Year of the Dragon with a blend of Chinese and Vietnamese traditions. Create your own branch of beautiful flowers, and enjoy the Lion Dance by Yun Yee Tong USA. This event is a wonderful way to mark the end of winter and welcome the spring.

4. Lunar New Year Celebration With Urisawe
When: February 3, 2024, 2:00PM – 3:00PM
Where: 1110 Alameda de las Pulgas, Belmont, CA 94002

Experience the beauty of traditional Korean dances with Urisawe at the San Mateo County Libraries. This event promises to captivate with performances such as the Fan Dance and Nanta (Korean traditional drumming).

5. Lunar New Year: San Jose – Bridging Generations 2024
When: Feb 3 - Feb 4, 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Where: History Park San Jose (635 Phelan Ave, San Jose, CA)

Don't miss the Lunar New Year San Jose: Bridging Generations 2024 at History Park San Jose. This festival is a celebration of diversity and intergenerational connection, featuring curated local food vendors, live entertainment, dance performances, and much more. Admission is free, making it a perfect event for families and friends.

6. WELCOME TO CABS 2024 Chinese New Year Celebration Party
When: February 4, 2024, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Where:  Foster City Recreation Center (650 Shell Blvd., Foster City, CA)

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The Chinese American Biopharmaceutical Society invites you to a celebration party at Foster City. Enjoy a day filled with music, dance, martial arts, authentic Chinese foods, and fun activities. This event is a fantastic way to experience the cultural richness of the Lunar New Year.

7. Celebrate Lunar New Year at Twin Pines Park
When: February 4, 2024, 2:00PM – 4:30PM
Where: Twin Pines Park

Wrap up the weekend with a vibrant celebration at Twin Pines Community Center. Enjoy traditional music, dances, crafts, and a Lion Dance Finale. This free event is perfect for all ages, offering a memorable way to ring in the Year of the Dragon.

Whether you're interested in traditional cultural celebrations, food, or arts and crafts, East Bay's Lunar New Year events offer a diverse range of activities to ensure a memorable weekend. Don't miss the chance to partake in these vibrant celebrations that bring communities together in joy and festivity.


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