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Lunar New Year Celebrations in Avalon Park 2024

Celebrating Lunar New Year:  Guide to the Festivities in Downtown Avalon

As the Lunar New Year approaches, Downtown Avalon is gearing up for a spectacular celebration filled with vibrant traditions, cultural performances, and mouthwatering cuisine. Join us as we take a closer look at the exciting activities planned to ring in the Year of the [Current Zodiac Animal].

2nd Annual Spring Fest:

Kicking off the Lunar New Year festivities, Downtown Avalon invites you to experience the enchanting Lantern Festival and Parade. Witness the streets come alive with a dazzling array of lanterns, each representing good fortune and prosperity. The vibrant parade will showcase traditional dragon and lion dances, spreading joy and positive energy throughout the community. Bring the whole family and marvel at the captivating performances that honor age-old customs.

Traditional Cultural Performances:

Prepare to be captivated by a series of traditional cultural performances that highlight the rich heritage of the Lunar New Year. Talented performers will showcase martial arts demonstrations, graceful fan dances, and mesmerizing music that transport you to the heart of the celebration. These performances serve as a beautiful reminder of the cultural diversity that makes Downtown Avalon a truly special place.

Market Stalls and Street Food:

Explore the lively market stalls adorned with red and gold decorations, symbolizing luck and prosperity. Indulge in the flavors of Asia with an array of street food offerings, from savory dumplings to sweet rice cakes. Local vendors will be showcasing Lunar New Year specialties, allowing you to immerse yourself in the festive culinary delights while supporting the community.

Workshops and Activities:

Participate in hands-on workshops and activities that allow you to engage with Lunar New Year traditions. From calligraphy sessions where you can try your hand at writing auspicious phrases to crafting your own decorative lanterns, these activities offer a chance to connect with the cultural significance of the holiday in a meaningful way. Bring your friends and family and create lasting memories as you delve into the spirit of the Lunar New Year.

Vietnamese Dance Class:

The East Orlando Gym and the Avalon Park Arts & Culture Center have partnered together to bring the community a new cultural showcase through the art of movement!
Thuyen May Productions, Inc., will kick off a series of dance lessons featuring different cultures, with an introduction to traditional Vietnamese Dancing. This introductory class is complimentary but you must reserve your space.

Lunar New Year in Downtown Avalon promises to be a celebration of cultural richness, vibrant traditions, and community spirit. Embrace the festive atmosphere, savor the delectable cuisine, and participate in the array of activities that make this Lunar New Year a memorable experience for all. Join us in ringing in the Year of the Dragonwith joy, unity, and the warm spirit of Downtown Avalon.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Whether you are enjoying one of the large quarterly festivals or relaxing in the park at one of the monthly movies, the community is full of life and a variety of family-friendly activities.

View The Full Event Calendar
  • Feb 25
    Bubbles and Bites 2024-02-25 @ 11:30am - 2:00pm
  • Feb 26
    IV Infusion Therapy 2024-02-26 @ 6:00pm -
  • Feb 27
    Winemaker Event with Coelho Winery 2024-02-27 @ 5:30pm - 8:30pm
  • Feb 28
    Wonder Arte – World Art and History 2024-02-28 @ 4:00pm - 6:30pm
  • Mar 02
    Avalon Park Run Club 2024-03-02 @ 8:00am -
  • Mar 02
    Avalon Park Sidewalk Sale – Mar 2 2024-03-02 @ 11:00am - 3:00pm

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