Where to Celebrate Chinese New Year in Chicago: Events & Parades
Explore Chicago's dynamic, multicultural personality this month at Chinese New Year celebrations across the city. From parties on Navy Pier to parades through Uptown, you'll find unique festivities that honor traditional and modern Chinese culture and the Chinese community in Chicago.
2019 Chinese New Year Events in Chicago
- Chinatown Lunar New Year Parade – Chicago's vibrant Chinatown neighborhood hosts a boisterous Lunar New Year Parade with beautifully decorated floats, big marching bands, and colorful lion dancers – plus Ronald McDonald. It steps off at 24th Street and Wentworth Avenue, then heads north to Cermark Road. (Sunday, February 10 at 1:00 PM)
- Argyle Street Lunar New Year Celebration – Enjoy a whole afternoon of festivities in the Uptown neighborhood. The fun kicks off with a giant parade with live entertainment, local groups, and lion dancing. It all begins near the Argyle L stop and heads east along Argyle Street. (Saturday, February 9 at 1:00 PM)
- Year of the Dog Celebration at Navy Pier – Chicago's famous Aon Grand Ballroom hosts an afternoon party in conjunction with Global Connections. Discover traditional Chinese food, craft making, live music, and dancing. (Saturday, February 16 at 1:00 PM)
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