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Celebrate Qixi at Arts in the Dark

 Join us on August 14 to celebrate “Chinese Valentine’s Day” with Arts in the Dark. The free family-friendly lantern procession along the Chicago river will be led by Chinese Fine Arts performers. Attend one of our lantern making workshops (details to be posted soon!), bring your own, or simply turn up and enjoy the spectacle.

The procession will begin at 8:30pm and travel along the south side of the Riverwalk from the jetty between Franklin and Wells traveling east towards Lake Shore Drive.

Presented in partnership with LUMA8 and the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs.

August 14, 8:30pm
Chicago Riverwalk (Between Franklin & Wells)

Lantern-making Workshop
Join us for a free family-friendly lantern-making workshop at the Chinatown Public Library. Artist and teacher Laura Miracle will lead a craft session to create your own QiXi-inspired lantern for the parade.

August 14, 4:30-6pm
Chinatown Library

Wondering how to get your newly created lantern to the starting point for the parade? Use Promotional Code “CFAS” when booking your Chicago Water Taxi Tickets online to receive a $5.00 All Day Pass to travel to and from the event. Promo code is valid for tickets purchased online only and is valid Monday August 13th and Tuesday August 14th.

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