Lunar New Year Events for Chicago Families

Celebrate Lunar New Year with these kid-friendly events!

Lunar New Year, also sometimes known as Chinese New Year, will be celebrated in many countries throughout Asia (and here in the U.S.) on Feb. 1, 2022.

Chicago’s Chinatown is one of the largest in North America. Here are some of the Lunar New Year celebrations taking place in Chicago and the suburbs to usher in the Year of the Tiger. You can also find more Lunar New Year events listed in our calendar.

Lunar New Year Celebration

Jan. 27, 2022

Learn about Lunar New Year with Yvonne Wolf of Chinese Intercultural, LLC. Make origami to celebrate the Chinese Zodiac Year of the Tiger. For all ages.

Chinese New Year Arts and Craft Show Vendor

Jan. 29, 2022

Fun, family focused event with vendors. Year of the tiger Chinese New Year’s celebration. For all ages.

Chinese New Year Story and Craft

Feb. 1, 2022

Hear a Chinese New Year story, followed by a craft activity. For children ages 3-8. Register by 4 p.m. Jan. 31, 2022.

Chinese New Year Virtual Celebration

Feb. 2, 2022

  • Hosted by: Chinese American Museum of Chicago
  • Cost: Free

Join the Chinese American Museum of Chicago for a virtual event in welcoming and celebrating the Year of the Tiger. Register ahead of time to receive the link. Festivities musical performances, lion dance, and much more.

Argyle Lunar New Year Parade

Feb. 5, 2022

Parade will kick off at Argyle Street and Winthrop Avenue, and will head east along Argyle Street, south along Sheridan Road, west along Ainslie Street, and north along Broadway to Argyle Street. In addition, a number of local organizations are planning pop-ups with family-friendly activities. 

Chinatown Lunar New Year Parade

Feb. 13, 2022

The parade kicks off at 24th Street and Wentworth Avenue, and heads north up Wentworth to Cermak Road. The parade features marching bands, colorful floats, and traditional lion and dragon dances.


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