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Celebrate Lunar New Year in RWC's Courthouse Square Saturday

Taiko drum performances, martial arts, inflatable playlands, food, music, free admission to the San Mateo County History Museum and more - and it's all free.

By the City of Redwood City

This Saturday, Feb. 23, join friends, family, neighbors, and other community members for this Asian celebration of change and the Year of the Snake!

It all takes place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Courthouse Square, 2200 Broadway in downtown Redwood City.

Lion dancers, Red Panda Acrobats, martial arts, kids arts and Zodiac-themed crafts, food, an inflatable playland and more! Plus it's FREE! 

Here's what's happening: 

  • Opening ceremonies featuring Kristen Sze of ABC7 Morning News
  • Lion dancers, martial arts and more from Shaolin Culture Center
  • Red Panda Acrobats
  • Taiko ensemble performance
  • Demonstration by California Kung Fu and Tai Chi
  • Performance by Vân-Ánh Võ, Vietnamese musician and master of the dan tranh zither

On that same day, everyone can enjoy free admission to the San Mateo County History Museum all day, and enjoy their featured Lunar New Year Celebration, with children's crafts and activities in the rotunda. 

This is Redwood City's third annual Lunar New Year celebration! The Lunar New Year is one of the most important holidays in Asian heritage, often celebrated with big family gatherings, gift giving, the eating of symbolic foods, and displays of festive decorations - all focused on bringing good luck for the New Year and celebrating the imminent arrival of spring. 

Redwood City's Lunar New Year is made possible by the following generous sponsors: 

  • San Mateo Credit Union
  • Redwood General Tire
  • Recology San Mateo County
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Provident Credit Union
  • Palo Alto Medical Foundation
  • Sakura Teppanyaki & Sushi
  • News for Chinese
  • ABC 7
  • Redwood City International
  • San Mateo County History Museum

Visit www.redwoodcity.org/events/lunarnewyear.html for schedule of events and all the details!

Have you been to Redwood City's Lunar New Year Celebration before in past years? Tell us what you thought of it in the comments below.


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