Atlanta, Georgia – The Lunar New Year, a celebration rich in tradition and cultural significance, marks the beginning of the new year according to the lunar calendar. Also referred to as the Chinese New Year, its date varies annually, with the 2024 celebration falling on February 10. This occasion is observed with various festivities across metro Atlanta, offering a glimpse into the rich tapestry of Asian culture.
Celebrating the Lunar New Year Across Atlanta Metro
Atlanta and its surrounding cities are gearing up to welcome the Lunar New Year with an array of festivities, each offering unique experiences that showcase traditional customs, performances, and culinary delights.
The Culture Center of Teco on New Peachtree Road in Chamblee is the site for the Atlanta Lunar New Year Festival 2024, happening on February 10 and 11. This event, running from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., will feature an exciting lineup of lion and dragon dances, cultural performances, and the chance to savor the tastes of the Asian Night Market. Interactive workshops will also be part of the festivities. General admission tickets are priced at $12, with free entry for children measuring 3-feet-6-inches tall and under.
The City of Johns Creek is not to be left behind, with its Lunar New Year Celebration scheduled for February 1 from noon to 4 p.m. on the fields opposite the Atlanta Athletic Club on Bobby Jones Drive. Attendees can look forward to cultural performances and a variety of food options, with the added benefit of free admission.
The Vietnamese American Community of Georgia is set to hold its annual Lunar New Year celebration at Plaza Las Americas in Lilburn. This celebration, taking place on February 3 and 4 from 1 to 10 p.m., promises dragon dancing, exquisite cuisine, and traditional customs. Highlights include performances by local talents and notable artists from California, such as Mc Rachael and To Chan Phong, among others. The event will also feature academic awards for students and the Ms. & Mrs. Vietnamese of Georgia beauty pageants.
Stone Mountain Park is preparing for its 2nd annual Lunar New Year Festival, with festivities spread over the weekends of February 10–11, 17–19, and 24–25. Located in the Crossroads area and on the Memorial Lawn, the festival offers traditional dance, cultural music, educational craft activations, and signature foods. A special Lunar New Year Drone and Light Show and a new lighter parade will make the event unforgettable for everyone who attends.