Local Lunar New Year Celebrations In and Around Denver

The Denver Metro offers lots of events to celebrate the Year of the Dragon in 2024

By Christen Reiner, Macaroni KID Lakewood-Littleton & Macaroni KID Denver Editor and Publisher February 2, 2024

Did you know that the Lunar New Year Day is an official state holiday in Colorado? Although the Year of the Dragon officially kicks off on February 10, Colorado designates the first Friday every February as its Lunar New Year holiday. 

Celebrate the Year of the Dragon in the Denver Metro this year! There are lots of options to choose from, starting at the beginning of February. 

龙年大吉 (Lóng nián dàjí)

Great luck in the Dragon Year!

Lunar Street Market Fair | February 1 - 9, 10am to 6pm
Far East Center | 333 S. Federal Boulevard, Denver
Cost varies 

A bustling celebration of community, culture, and the joyous Lunar New Year festivities featuring a treasure trove featuring local vendors serving up the best in food, desserts, and drinks.

Lunar New Year Show | February 3, 11am
Asian Spice | 7444 W. Chatfield Avenue, Unit G, Littleton

Celebrate Lunar New Year, the year of the Dragon with a spectacular Lion and Dragon dance, performed by Guiding Mountain Lion Dance group. 

2024 Denver Lunar New Year Celebration| February 3, 11am to 4pm
McNichols Center at Civic Center Park | 144 W Colfax Ave, Denver

The Denver Asian American Pacific Islander Commission (DAAPIC) and Colorado AANHPI organizations invite you to their free, family-friendly Lunar New Year Celebration featuring local artists, a food truck park and marketplace, cultural entertainment, and of course, lion dancing!

Havana Street Lunar New Year Celebration | February 4, 12pm to 6pm
Stampede | 2430 S. Havana Street, Aurora
FREE ADMISSION, Food and drink available for purchase

A distinctive, family-friendly experience in the heart of Aurora to kick off an exciting Year of the Dragon.

Lunar New Year Festival | February 9, 4:30pm to 7pm
Town Center | 14200 E. Alameda Avenue, Aurora

Enchanting lion and dragon dances, engaging traditional crafts for kids, and a feast of mouthwatering Asian cuisine to welcome the New Lunar Year!

The Learning Lab Presents: The Year of the Dragon Craft | February 10, 10:30am to 11am
Ross-Broadway Branch Library | 33 E. Bayaud Avenue, Denver

Celebrate the Year of the Dragon, with a fun clothespin dragon craft! (Ages birth to 7 years.)

Colorado Chinese New Year Celebration | February 10, 10:30am to 3:30pm
George Washington High School | 655 South Monaco Street Parkway, Denver
$25 to $50

Enjoy lively performances, cultural exhibitions, and interactive activities to celebrate the Chinese New Year in the heart of Denver at the 20th Annual Colorado Chinese New Year Celebration.

Lunar New Year Celebration | February 10 - 11, approx. 10:30am to 4pm
Far East Center | 333 S. Federal Boulevard, Denver

Colorado marks its inaugural observed Lunar New Year in 2024, ushering in the Year of the Dragon. Head to the Far East Center for the largest Lunar New Year event in the area to celebrate with traditional ceremonies, performances, and a lively atmosphere as the community comes together. (See schedule for more performance details.)

Chinese New Year Cultural Fair | February 10, noon to 4pm
Southridge Recreation Center | 800 McArthur Ranch Rd., Highlands Ranch
FREE CULTURAL FAIR, Performance (2pm) - $10

The Highlands Ranch Cultural Affairs Association and the Great Wall Chinese Academy are ushering in the Year of the Dragon with traditional music, exciting Chinese Dragon and Lion dances, beautiful folk dances, and amazing Chinese martial arts-Kung Fu demonstrations. 

Want to celebrate at home? Watch the 2024 Lunar New Year celebration at the The Kennedy Center.

Although we do our best to provide accurate information, please check the event's website for updates before you head out the door.