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Happy Lunar New Year! The San Diego Chinese New Year Fair is coming back! This two-day, family-friendly event celebrating the Year of the Dog, returns February 24-25, 2018. Taking place in the Asian Pacific Thematic Historic District at Third Avenue and J Street, the celebration features 25+ performances, children’s crafts and lantern parade, and a wide variety of authentic Chinese and Asian food and cultural displays.

The Chinese New Year Fair is once again hosted and presented by the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association (CCBA) of San Diego. “Now in its 36th year, this fair has become an important cultural gathering for San Diego, and CCBA is proud to continue this tradition and help preserve the culture and contributions of Chinese people to our local community,” says Donna Lee, long-time community leader and this year’s Fair Chair.

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downtown san diego gaslamp quarter chinese new year
downtown san diego gaslamp quarter chinese new year

Along with the traditional lion and dragon dances, live stage performances and traditional Chinese music, we are excited to announce a special Chinese acrobatic performance on both days at the fair! This year’s fair will feature many of the authentic street dishes commonly found at night markets throughout Asia.

The fair is free to the public and will be located in downtown San Diego on Third Avenue and J
Street. The Fair will be open on both days from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Full details of the event can
be found at www.sdcny.org.

 

Entertainment Schedule

Main Stage 

Saturday, February 24, 2018

10:00 AM |  OPENING CEREMONY with Lucky Lion Dancers

10:30 AM  | Jinqiu Choir 11:00 AM  |  Red Panda Acrobat

11:45 AM |  UCSD Chinese Dance Association

12:00 PM  |  Lantern Parade and Lucky Lion Dancers

12:30 PM  |  Asian Story Theater

1:00 PM  |  Xingjian Dance Studio

1:30 PM  |  Naruwan Taiko

2:00 PM  |  Confucius Institute

2:30 PM  |  Southern Sea Kung Seng Keng Lion and Dragon Dance Association

3:00 PM  |  JING Institute of Chinese Martial Arts & Culture

3:30 PM  |  Red Panda Acrobat

4:00 PM  |  Acamazing

4:30 PM  |  White Dragon Martial Arts

4:55 PM  |  Announcements

5:00 PM  |  End of Show

Children’s Stage

Saturday, February 24, 2018

11:00 AM  |  Making Lanterns (interactive demo)

1:00 PM  |  LLD History

2:00 PM  |  Wayne Huey

3:00 PM  |  Reading by Kathleen Dang

4:00 PM  |  Cosmic Pulse

Main Stage

Sunday, February 25, 2018

10:00 AM  |  Lucky Lion Dancers

10:30 AM  |  Acamazing

11:00 AM  |  Red Panda Acrobat

11:30 AM  |  Barnard Mandarin Magnet Elementary School

12:00 PM  |  Lantern Parade and Lucky Lion Dancers

12:30 PM  |  Asian Story Theater

1:00 PM   |  San Diego Wushu Center

2:00 PM   |  WeChinese Youth Model Team

2:30 PM   |  Southern Sea Kung Seng Keng Lion and Dragon Dance Association

3:00 PM  |  Junqiao Xiao

3:30 PM  |  Red Panda Acrobat

4:00 PM  |  Lemon Candy

4:30 PM  |  SoCal Applied Wing Chun

4:50 PM  |  Raffle

5:00 PM  |  END

Children’s Stage

Sunday, February 25, 2018

11:00 AM  |  Making Lanterns (interactive demo)

1:00 PM  |  LLD History

2:00 PM  |  Wayne Huey

3:00 PM |  Virginia Loh-Hagan

36th Annual San Diego Chinese New Year Fair

About the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association of San Diego

As the oldest Chinese community organization, CCBA’s purpose is to provide charitable and benevolent activities, social welfare, and preserve the culture and traditions of Chinese people. In addition to providing cultural and educational programs, CCBA’s Lucky Lion Dancers is the premier choice for many lion dance performances to help celebrate holidays, weddings, grand openings and other special occasions. For more info, please visit www.ccbasd.org and www.luckyliondancers.net.