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13 Kid-Friendly Chinese & Lunar New Year Celebrations in San Diego (Feb 2022)

San Diego Chinese & Lunar New Year Celebrations in San Diego that are kid and family friendly

Kid-Friendly Chinese & Lunar New Year Events in San Diego

Lunar New Year is fast approaching and there are many ways and days to celebrate it. Here's a quick guide for all the Kid-Friendly Lunar New Year Events that are happening in San Diego this year. (organized by date)

The best part is they're ALL FREE!!


Lunar New Year Festival in City Heights

Friday-Sunday Jan. 28-30, 2022. FREE. Immerse yourself in the Vietnamese culture with festive activities such as dragon & lion dancing, food vendors, competitions like Pho eating contest, free lucky coins to help you grow your money in 2022, free toys for kids, and free balloons. Hosted by the Little Saigon Foundation of San Diego. More info

Friday Jan. 28 from 5:30-10pm

Saturday Jan. 29 from 11am-10pm

Sunday Jan. 30 from 11am-8pm

📍 Officer Jeremy Henwood Memorial Park: 4455 Wightman St., San Diego, 92105


Library Lunar New Year Korean American Heritage Celebration

Saturday Jan. 29, 2022. from 12-2pm. FREE. Join us in celebrating Korean American Heritage Month and the Year of the Tiger! The whole family is welcome to join in for this event. It will feature specially-themed crafts, multiple photo opportunities and finishes off with a dance performance by the San Diego Korean American Folk Dance Association. More info

📍 Central Library: 330 Park Blvd., San Diego (downtown)


Shank & Bone Restaurant Lion Dancers & Performance

Sunday Jan. 30 at 1pm. FREE. More info

📍 2930 University Avenue, San Diego


Library Lion Dancing Celebration

Tuesday Feb. 1, 2022 from 12-1pm. FREE. Enjoy an amazing traditional Lion Dancing performance with stunts and music! More info

📍 College-Rolando Library: 6600 Montezuma Rd., San Diego, 92115 📞 619-533-3902


San Diego Tet Festival

Friday-Sunday Feb. 4-6, 2022. FREE. Lion Dances, Taiko drumming performances, firecrackers, dance battles, fashion show, kids talent show, See online for Covid Info (proof of vaccine or negative test required) and Event Scheduled Times. More info

Friday Feb. 4 from 5:00-10pm

Saturday Feb. 5 from 11am-10pm

Sunday Feb. 6 from 11am-6pm

📍 Mira Mesa Community Park: 8575 New Salem St., San Diego, 92126


Lion Dance Performance at PHR

Saturday Feb. 5, 2022 at 10am. FREE. Lion Dance Performance. (No other info is given for this event.) More info

📍 Pacific Highlands Ranch: 13490 Pacific Highlands Ranch Pkwy., San Diego, 92130


Library Lunar New Year Craft

Saturday Feb. 5, 2022 at 10:30am-12pm. FREE. Create your own tiger lantern, tiger mask or red envelope craft while supplies last. All materials will be provided. More info

📍 Rancho Penasquitos Library: 13330 Salmon River Rd., San Diego, 92129 📞 858-538-8159


Lunar New Year Lion Dance & Firecracker Show

Sunday Feb. 6, 2022 at 11:30am. FREE. Come join us for our Annual Lion Dance and Firecracker show to celebrate the Lunar New Year. It’s free and fun for all ages. Hosted by World Foods Supermarket. More info

📍 World Foods Supermarket: 5245 El Cajon Blvd., San Diego (Colina)


Chinese New Year Festival

Sunday Feb. 6, 2022 from 2-3pm. FREE. As we welcome the year of Tiger, we invite you and your family to see the New Year cultural performance of lion dance, children CNY dancing, singing and many more. After the performance, you are welcome to visit our temple to see the Red Envelope Creative Exhibition and LEGO mini CNY display. (RSVP Here) More info

📍 San Diego Buddhist Association and Fo Guang Shan Hsi Fang Temple: 4536 Park Blvd., San Diego, 92116


CLOSED - Library Lunar New Year Take & Make Library Crafts

No more seats are available. Monday Feb. 7, 2022. FREE. Let's celebrate Lunar New Year by making some fun and kid-friendly crafts. Please stop by the library to pick up your craft bag. All materials and instructions are included. More info

📍 Rancho Bernardo Library: 17110 Bernardo Center Dr., San Diego


Library Lunar New Year Kids Festival

Saturday Feb. 12, 2022 from 2:30-4pm. FREE. Come celebrate the Lunar New Year at the Poway Library. We'll have lion dancers, crafts, and balloon animals outside on the patio. Join us for this joyful Year of the Tiger event! More info

📍 Poway Community Library: 13137 Poway Rd., Poway


Chinese New Year Festival at Balboa Park

Saturday & Sunday Feb. 19-20, 2022 from 11-4. FREE. Come see lion & dragon dancing, kung fu performances, Chinese ethnic specialty foods, red envelopes and many more. Hosted by the House of China More info

📍 Balboa Park House of China: 668 Pan American Plaza


CANCELLED - San Diego Chinese New Year Fair

Saturday & Sunday Feb. 12-13, 2022 from 10am-7pm. FREE. Traditional cultural entertainment, children's crafts, lantern parade, asian food and more for the Lunar New Year! More info

📍 Gaslamp Quarter: 711 Fourth Ave., San Diego (downtown)




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