PAST LUNAR NEW YEARS

A LOOK BACK

The Port's first Lunar New Year event was held in 2015 and this year's virtual event, in 2021, marks the seventh annual Lunar New Year celebration. While the venue and participants have changed through the years, the traditions of the event have continued, including colorful decorations, delicious foods, a live petting zoo, arts and crafts, the wishing wall, live entertainment and of course, the fireworks grand finale.  Let's take a look at some of the Port's past Lunar New Year events.


LUNAR NEW YEAR 2020

On Saturday, January 25, the Port of Los Angeles hosted the 6th Annual Lunar New Year Festival at Cabrillo Way Marina, to celebrate the Year of the Rat. The free community event featured a variety of entertainment for all ages, including cultural performances, face painting, arts & crafts, a petting zoo, and a fireworks finale!

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LUNAR NEW YEAR 2019

Unfortunately, in 2019, Mother Nature decided to take the main stage and put on an impressive rain and wind storm that caused a power outage at the venue. As a result, Lunar New Year 2019 was canceled just a few hours before it was scheduled to begin.


 


LUNAR NEW YEAR 2018

The Port of Los Angeles hosted its 4th Annual Lunar New Year on Saturday, February 10, at CRAFTED at the Port of Los Angeles.  For the year of the dog, visitors enjoyed live entertainment, Red Carpet Ready Dog Adoptions, a wishing wall, food trucks, face painting, and a host of celebratory activities honoring this annual multicultural Asian tradition.

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LUNAR NEW YEAR 2017

On Saturday, January 21, 2017 the Port of Los Angeles hosted the third annual Lunar New Year Festival on the LA Waterfront, at CRAFTED at the Port of Los Angeles. The free community event featured a petting zoo, traditional dancers, Taiko drummers, face painting, arts and crafts, calligraphy and brush artistry, and of course a firecracker finale!


LUNAR NEW YEAR 2016

On Saturday, February 6, the Port of Los Angeles hosted the second annual Lunar New Year Festival on the LA Waterfront, celebrating 2016’s year of the fire monkey. Honoring the rich cultural diversity of the Asian community, this free, family-friendly event included artistic performances representing China, Japan, and Korea – the Port’s top three trading partners. Festivalgoers also enjoyed food trucks, arts and crafts, and face painting with a fantastic fireworks show to top off the night.

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LUNAR NEW YEAR 2015

The Port of Los Angeles hosted its first Lunar New Year Festival on February 21, 2015. The Port and the greater Los Angeles region have deep and lasting ties to the people and cultures of Asia. We are delighted to add this cultural celebration to our list of family-friendly community events on the LA Waterfront.

Lunar New Year 2015 Flyer