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Chinese New Year Events 2018


Ring in the Year of the Dog, which officially kicks off February 16, with family-friendly events throughout the Delaware Valley that celebrate and honor the culture and New Year of prosperity and fortune.

For quick reference, look for colors & state abbreviations to find your area:


Saturday, February 3

PA Year of the Dog Pop-Up Book-Making Workshop at the Asian Arts Initiative, Phila. 


Friday, February 16

DE China Pop: Contemporary Year of the Dog at the Delaware Contemporary, Wilmington, DE. Adults enjoy a contemporary celebration of Chinese art including an auction, dumplings, a cash bar and DJ music.

PA Chinese Dumpling-Making Party at Five Spice Philly, Phila. 


Saturday, February 17

PA Chinese Dumpling-Making Party at Five Spice Philly, Phila. 

PA Chinese New Year at the Elmwood Park Zoo, Norristown, PA. Kick off the Year of the Dog with animal greetings, crafts and educational programming.

PA Lunar New Year at the Independence Seaport Museum, Phila. Activities include calligraphy classes, martial-arts demos and Chinese storytelling.

PA Lunar New Year at the Please Touch Musuem, Phila. Practice ancient Chinese calligraphy, make a New Year’s wish, watch performances and dance with a lion. 


Sunday, February 18

PA Chinese New Year Gala at Great Valley High School, Malvern, PA. Hosted by the Main Line Chinese Culture Center, families enjoy Chinese folk dances, traditional music, martial arts demos and cultural arts, games and crafts, including calligraphy and a chopsticks contest. 


Thursday, February 22

PA Chinese New Year Celebration at the Wissahickon Valley Public Library, Blue Bell, PA. Music and dance teach families about the holiday.


Saturday, February 24

DE Chinese New Year Celebration at the Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, DE. Festivities include traditional Chinese art projects, a lion and folk dance, a Chinese yo-yo performance, artist demos and kids’ artwork on display.


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