Lunar New Year events in Sacramento

Celebrate Lunar New Year in Sacramento with festivals, dances, art, and more.

Red paper lanterns are lit up from inside, casting a warm glow of red light against a dark backgound.

The Year of the Dragon typically forecasts new opportunities, changes, and challenges.

Photo by Khoa Võ

Lunar New Year is Saturday, Feb. 10, and we’ve got you covered with events around Sacramento celebrating the Year of the Dragon (or Year of the Naga, in some cultures). The dragon, one of the twelve animals in the Chinese zodiac, symbolizes intelligence, honor, luck, and success.

Lunar New Year Festival | Feb. 10 + 11, 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
The Nor Cal Vietnamese Chamber of Commerce is hosting two days of parades, performances, Vietnamese food, and cultural exhibitions.

Lunar New Year Unity Run | Feb. 10, 8 a.m.
Red envelopes with special prizes + food are part of the festivities at this run — or walk-ish jog — for the new year.

Vietnamese Lunar New Year Celebration | Feb. 10, 8 p.m.
Hard Rock Live presents Vietnamese artists, comedians, and bands for a night of entertainment and live music.

Happy Lunar New Year Yoga | Feb. 10, 10:30-11:45 p.m.
Good Vibes Yoga is leading a meditation, sound bath, and yoga flow to enter the Year of the Dragon with the right kind of energy.

Lunar New Year Lion Dance | Feb. 12, 4 p.m.
The first 100 guests to attend this performance receive a goodie bag, red envelope, and dragon headband — but everyone can enjoy served refreshments during the show.

Chinese New Year Luncheon | Feb. 17, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
RSVP with the City of Dharma Realm Temple by Saturday, Feb. 10, for a potluck-style luncheon with vegan-friendly cuisine.

Lunar New Year Dim Sum Mixer | Feb. 24, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Media professionals are invited to join the Asian American Journalists Association’s Sacramento chapter for dim sum and networking at Ming Dynasty.

The Year of the Dragon Celebration | Feb. 24, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Presented by Chinese New Year Culture Association, this all-ages event will showcase dance, Kung Fu, and choral performances + dance and craft classes.

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