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Calendar of Events

Chinese New Year at Navy Pier 2018 @ Navy Pier Grand Ballroom
Feb 24 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Bring the entire family to celebrate and learn more about the Chinese New Year holiday with an afternoon of dance, music, and martial arts performances. Featuring the best of Chicagoland’s students and professionals keeping traditional Chinese arts alive, the Grand Ballroom will be transformed into a festive marketplace filled with vendors, craftsmen, and activities appropriate for all ages.



Lantern Festival Celebration 2018 @ Art Institute of Chicago; Maggie Daley Park
Mar 3 @ 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Bring friends and family for a day of fun to celebrate the Chinese New Year Lantern Festival! Enjoy performances, detailed below, inspired by the Art Institute’s newly opened Chinese Bronzes exhibit, design and make some lanterns, and join in a Lion Dance-led lantern procession across the pedestrian bridge from Millennium Park to Maggie Daley Park, where performances will be featured on the skating ribbon and in the Fieldhouse. Don’t miss out on what is sure to be an exciting conclusion to the Chinese New Year season!

Schedule of Events:

  • 3 PM Concert – Music of China: Past and Present featuring Yang Wei, pipa,the F-PLUS Trio, and Unheard-of//Ensemble, Fullerton Hall
  • 2 PM3 PM and 4 PM Story telling and Chinese music featuring actor Norman Garcy Yap and Guang Long Li, erhu
  • 5 PM Lion Dance-led Lantern Procession from Modern Wing at the Art Institute to Maggie Daley Park Field House
  • 6:15 PM Figure Skate Chicago Skates the Ribbon
  • 6:30 PM Lantern Festival and Year of the Dog Crafts at the Maggie Daley Field House

Presented in partnership with the Art Institute of Chicago and the Chicago Park District.