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SG Mission District Venue for Lunar New Year Party

  • By David Barron

The historic Mission District in the city of San Gabriel will be the venue for the city's Second Annual Asian Lunar New Year Festival on Saturday, Feb. 6 from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

“This year’s event promises to be even bigger and better to celebrate the Year of the Monkey. The festival this year will expand to a greater area of the Mission District and will include several new features such as a craft beer garden, a dance crew competition, a display of student art submissions and a chalk art contest.
In addition, attendees can enjoy shopping, food booths and food trucks, games and crafts, a kids’ zone and live entertainment throughout the day on the outdoor stage and inside the beautiful Mission Playhouse.
The event will kick off with a traditional lion and dragon dance and opening remarks by elected officials.
“The San Gabriel Lunar New Year Festival is an opportunity for the entire community to come together and celebrate Lunar New Year with a fun street festival that offers a unique fusion of the traditional and modern,” said at city spokesperson in a press release.
This year’s festival is presented by the City of San Gabriel and organized by the KCM Agency with sponsors that includes: Hilton Hotels, LA 18 KSCI-TV. Other sponsors are Athens Services, 99 Ranch Market, Pasadena Star-News and Wells Fargo; and Bronze Sponsors: San Gabriel Mission Playhouse, Charter Communications, Citizens Business Bank, First General Bank, Rose Hills Memorial Park & Mortuary and San Gabriel Valley Medical Center.
For more information on the San Gabriel Lunar New Year Festival, visit www.sglunarnewyear.org .
 

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