Celebrate the Year of the Dragon at Lunar New Year celebrations throughout Portland.
Tied to the lunisolar calendar, Lunar New Year is the most important holiday in China, and it is also widely celebrated throughout Asia. There are several ways to enjoy traditional and contemporary cultural activities right here in Portland.
Here are five upcoming Lunar New Year celebrations in Portland.
2024 Lunar New Year Celebrations in Portland
On Saturday, February 3, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., enjoy a showcase of Chinese cultural activities at the Oregon Convention Center.
Admission is $10 per person and free for ages 3 and under. View all event details.
Head to the shopping center for a day filled with happenings that capture the spirit of the holiday. From 2-4 p.m., immerse yourself in the rich culture of Lunar New Year with activities for all ages along with a lion dance performance.
The event is free to attend. View all the activities.
The annual Portland Dumpling Week is celebrating dumplings for its 10th year with specials throughout the city. There are more than 40 Portland restaurants putting their own fold on dumplings. Some will offer traditional flavors while others are embracing dumpling fusion by serving up a new take on the savory dining experience. View all the participating restaurants in Portland.
February 7-March 2
The nearly month-long festival features hanging red lanterns, performances, light displays and activities. Attend the Chinese New Year the daytime festival or the lantern viewing evenings. View ticket prices.
On Saturday, January 28 at 10 a.m., attend the seventh annual Lunar New Year Dragon Dance Parade and Celebration. Celebrate the Year of the Dragon with a special parade through Portland.
A 150-foot dragon will be accompanied by lion dancers, performers, and a lively community parade through Old Town, Downtown, and ending at the Oregon Historical Society Park Plaza.
This event is free to attend. View the parade schedule and route.
Washington Square is celebrating the Year of the Dragon with a special event focusing on good fortune and happiness. Lunar New Year Celebration at Washington Square is Saturday, February 17, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the mall’s center court.
This event is free to attend. View the activities.
Usher in the Year of the Dragon at the Milwaukie Community Center’s Lunar New Year Celebration from noon to 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, February 18. Learn about special traditions through activities, music and more at the Milwaukie Community Center.