San Diego Chinese New Year Fair happening this weekend
The San Diego Chinese New Year Fair is a two-day event showcasing exciting performances, Asian art and culture, an array of delicious Chinese and Asian food, and much more. The event is free to the public and a popular destination for families and audience of all ages as they experience and celebrate the Lunar New Year, which typically occurs in Jan or Feb of each year.
The Fair is the largest event in San Diego County to celebrate the Chinese Lunar New Year. Last year, over 25,000 people joined in the annual celebration. There were over 50 food and commercial booths with continuous live performances on stage, lion and dragon dancers, an Asian Story Theater, cultural displays, and educational crafts at the children area.
Two thousand eighteen (2018) marks the 36th year for the Fair, which takes place in the old Chinatown of San Diego, now known as the Asian Thematic District. The event was originally developed by the Chinese Social Service Center, which later changed its name to the San Diego Chinese Center (SDCC). Through recent collaboration, the Fair has now transitioned to the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association (CCBA) of San Diego.