Downtown Riverside will be transported to the beauty and magnificence of the Ancient Orient. The fun begins with a Spectacular Parade of Nations at 10 am followed by Opening Ceremonies at 10:45 am on Saturday, January 27th .
Traditional Asian Music, Taiko Drums and Dance Performances will be featured. Asian American Art Exhibits and Day-Long Demonstrations of Martial Arts,and a range of Asian Cultural displays of various kinds will be on display put on by community and professional groups.
Make sure you visit the Children’s Village for FREE Arts and Crafts. Also check out the Health Expo hosted by local medical professionals, that brings the art of the Mind, Body and Spirit into ones well being.
Food, food, food! Enjoy the day’s events with authentic Asian foods from the Far East. There will be many vendors hawking delicious Asian delicacies Try a variety of Teas at the Cultural Pavilions to tantalize the pallet.
The actual event will be in Downtown Riverside from 10am to 9pm from mid January to mid February.
The Lunar New Year Festival is to Collaborate, Commemorate and Celebrate the Asian Pacific Cultural Heritage and Contributions in Southern California. APCA. It helps promote the awareness and increases the understanding of the Asian Pacific American cultures and its diversity through education.
Parking is Free, Admission is Free, and the Cultural Experience is Priceless.