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Lunar New Year Festival

Lunar New Year Festival: Happening rain or shine! As rain is currently predicted on Sunday, the festival will be held indoors.


Celebrate with the Bowers Museum during our free family festivals held ever first Sunday of the month in the Museum’s beautiful Key Courtyard. Enjoy live performances, art making, face painting and complimentary treats at every festival. Free Family Festivals are made possible with generous support from the Nicholas Endowment. 

Celebrate the Year of the Dragon with a lively Lunar New Year Festival! Enjoy free art activities, face painting, and exhilarating dance and music performances. Join us in welcoming a year of strength, confidence, and luck!

Event Schedule

John M. Lee Court

11 AM - 3 PM                      

Free Family-Friendly Art Activities

  • Art Projects: Lantern decorating, and Year of the Dragon greeting cards!
  • Face-painting 
  • Treats: Eggrolls 
12 PM Dragon Dance Performance by JC Culture Foundation
12:30 PM Chinese Yang Qin (dulcimer) Musical Performance by Leticia Xu
1 PM Intermission
2 PM Chinese Dance Company of Southern California Performance
2:30 PM Galaxy Art Center Orchestra Musical Performance
Kershaw Auditorium  
1 - 2:30 PM Tai Ye Tribal Children's Chorus Music Performance


This event is sponsored in part by the City of Santa Ana.


Click here to download the full 2024 Festival Schedule.

Special thanks to Schools First Federal Credit Union, whose lot is available for overflow parking until 4:30 pm.


Event details

February 4, 2024 11:00 am - 3:00 pm


2002 North Main Street
Santa Ana, California 92706
TEL: 714.567.3600

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Closed on:
Fourth of July
New Year's Day