Lunarfest Vancouver is an annual festival that takes place around Chinese New Year each year and includes family-friendly activities and entertainment.
Lunarfest Vancouver 2018
In 2018 Lunarfest activities take place at the following places and times:
- Oakridge Centre (February 7-25, 2018)
- Vancouver Playhouse (February 16, 2018)
- Vancouver Art Gallery Plaza (February 18, 24 & 25, 2018)
There are also similar but smaller Lunarfest events in both Toronto and Courtenay BC at around the same time.
2018 Lunarfest Dates & Locations
In 2018 the main Lunarfest activities take place in the plaza outside the Vancouver Art Gallery. Minor activities also occur at Oakridge Centre.
Oakridge Centre Mall Venue
Lunarfest takes place at Oakridge Centre from February 7 to 25. The upscale mall is located at 650 West 41st Ave which is at the corner of Cambie Street and 41st Avenue. Click Lunarfest Oakridge Centre for more details.
Most of the event at Oakridge Centre is very low key, consisting primarily of just a few displays of “dog” art and an archway with hundreds of lanterns. On Saturday, February 17, 2018, however, there is also a traditional Lion Dance from 10 am until around noon. Click Oakridge Lunar New Year for more information.
Vancouver Art Gallery Plaza Venue
In 2018 the main family-friendly Lunarfest celebrations take place outdoors in the Plaza outside the Vancouver Art Gallery on Georgia Street between Howe and Hornby on the weekend of February 24-25. Food vendors and a small number of displays are also on site on Sunday, February 18.
The February 24-25 event outside the Vancouver Art Gallery runs from about noon until 5 pm on both days. Activities include crafts, fortune telling, live entertainment and various workshops. It’s a fairly small and simple festival-type-of-event, but free and interesting for young children and their families.
See the Art Gallery Plaza Event for further details.
For more information about the event in general, click Vancouver Lunarfest.
For other “Year of the Rooster” events in Metro Vancouver, click Chinese New Year Celebrations.