Celebrate Year of the Dragon in Florida 2024

Year of the Dragon

Lunar New Year is a celebration of the arrival of spring and the beginning of a new year on the lunisolar calendar. It is the most important holiday in China, and it is also widely celebrated in South Korea, Vietnam, and countries with a significant overseas Chinese population.

2024 is the Year of the Wood Dragon, which begins on February 10, 2024 and ends on January 28, 2025. The dragon is the fifth animal in the 12-year cycle of the Chinese zodiac. Other years of the dragon include 1916, 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, and 2012.

Year of the Dragon

The date of the Chinese New Year is determined by the lunar calendar: the holiday falls on the second new moon after the winter solstice on December 21. Thus, each time the New Year in China falls on different dates of the usual Gregorian calendar, between January 21 and February 20. The lunar calendar is associated with the movement of the moon, which usually defines traditional festivals like the Chinese New Year (Spring Festival), Lantern Festival, Dragon Boat Festival, and Mid-Autumn Festival.

The lunar calendar is also associated with 12 animal signs in Chinese zodiac, so every 12 years is regarded as a cycle. 2024 is a Year of the Dragon.

Year of the Dragon

The Lunar New Year, a celebration that goes by different names across Asia — Chinese Chunjie, Vietnamese Tet, Korean Solnal and Tibetan Losar. It is the most important holiday of the year for many Asian communities around the world. In Asia and in ethnic communities around the world, the Lunar New Year is the most important and most festive holiday of the year. Through centuries of Asian’s agrarian tradition, this was the one period when farmers could rest from their work in the fields. Family members from near and far would travel to be with loved ones in time to usher out the old year and welcome in the new, with a great celebratory flourish. Today, all over China, Vietnam, and Korea, during what is now commonly referred to as the Spring Festival, passenger trains, buses, and riverboats are packed with holiday travelers; shops do a flurry of business selling gifts, new clothes, and festive foods; kitchens are bustling with preparations for elaborate feasts; and the streets are filled with the sounds of firecrackers and seasonal greetings.

Lunar New Year at Pinellas Park

Lunar New Year at Pinellas Park

The Saigon Night Market in Florida is hosting a Lunar New Year festival on January 20th 2 to 10 pm & 21st 1 to 9 pm at the England Brothers Park – 5010 81st Ave N, Pinellas Park, FL 33781.

Tickets: $10-15


CONTACT: 727-373-6774 [email protected]

more info at www.saigonnightmarket.com

Orlando Chinese Association Chinese New Year Gala

Orlando Chinese Association 2024 Chinese New Year Gala

Orlando Chinese Association is hosting 2024 Chinese New Year Gala on January 20, 2024, Saturday, 3 pm to 5 pm at Trinity Preparatory School – 5700 Trinity Prep In, Orlando, FL 32817

Chinese Food Festival at site 1 pm ~ 5 pm

Ticket: VIP $50, Adult $15 (Early Bird $10), Child/Senior $10

Contact: Lily C: 321-666-4188    Joe Wei: 407-729-8007

TET Festival

TET Vietnamese New Year in Orlando

As the Lunar New Year approaches, the Parish of Saint Philip Phan Van Minh Catholic Church is gearing up for the much-anticipated Year of the Dragon celebration on Saturday, January 27 10AM – 12:30AM, and Sunday 28, 10AM – 5PM. The Vietnamese New Year Festival is indeed a major cultural celebration, and it’s wonderful to hear that it is the biggest festival in Orlando.

The Spring Festival provides a great opportunity for families to come together and celebrate their cultural heritage. The inclusion of pure Vietnamese cuisine and traditional performances adds a rich and immersive experience for attendees. This kind of event not only strengthens cultural ties but also allows people to share and appreciate the vibrant traditions of Vietnam. Free Admission

Vietnamese New Year Festival in Jacksonville

Vietnamese New Year Festival in Jacksonville

The Vietnamese Association of Jacksonville will host the Lunar New Year Tet festival on Saturday Jan 27 and Sunday Jun 28 at the Westside area in front of Hưng Thịnh Supermarket 5801 Normandy Blvd Jacksonville, Fl 32205.

Free Admission

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Vietnamese Lunar New Year Festival at Pinellas Park, FL

City of Pinellas Park, City of Pinellas Park Recreation Services, and What’s Happening Pinellas Park are hosting Vietnamese Lunar New Year Festival on January 27 from 10 AM to 7 PM at the Pinellas Park 6101 66th Ave N, Pinellas Park, FL 33781

Broderick Recreation Center
6101 66th Ave N, Pinellas Park, FL 33781

Enjoy a day of Vietnamese culture and activities. We will have food, music, poetry and more. This event is free to the public. Free Admission

OCPA Chinese New Year

2024 OCPA Spring Festival and Gala

Orlando Chinese Professional Association OCPA celebrating the Year of the Dragon: 2024 Spring Festival and Gala to be held in Lake Nona High School on February February 3, from 2 PM to 7 PM.

Ticket sales for the Spring Festival and Gala are already. Tickets: $18 for members, and $30 for non-members. You can go to the website https://www.ocpa-usa.org/shop to buy tickets. 

CASEC Lunar New Year

CASEC Lunar New Year Festival 2024 in North Miami

Come join CASEC (Chinese Association of Science Education and Culture of South Florida) for an incredible Lunar New Year celebration at the Scott Galvin Community Center in North Miami, FL, USA! In collaboration with the City of North Miami, we are excited to host the annual Lunar New Year Show. Get ready for a night filled with vibrant cultural performances, prize drawings and lots of fun. Whether you’re a fan of traditional dragon dances or mesmerizing martial arts demonstrations, this event has something for everyone. Immerse yourself in the festive atmosphere and enjoy the company of friends and family as we welcome the Year of the Dragon. Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity to experience the rich traditions and customs of the Lunar New Year. Mark your calendars and join us for an unforgettable evening!

Co-Organizers:City of North Miami, NY Life Insurance, FL Asian Restaurant Alliance, Florida Asian American Justice Alliance
Date and Time: Feb 03, 2024, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Performance
5:30 Calligraphy and paper-cutting, etc.
Location:Scott Galvin Community Center 1600 NE 126th St, North Miami, FL 33181


Mini Lanterns: DIY LANTERN WORKSHOP at Avalon Park Orlando – TICKET SOLD OUT

Sunday, February 4th 1-2 PM at the Avalon Park Arts & Culture Center Decorate your home with lucky red lanterns! Red lanterns are widely used as Lunar New Year decorations in many Asian countries such as China and Vietnam and are said to bring good fortune to the household.


Chinese School of CAACF
Chinese School of CAACF

Orange County Library System (FL) Chinese New Year Celebration

Orange County Library System and The Chinese School of CAACF, Inc. Celebrate Chinese New Year on Sunday, February 4, 2 pm to 3 pm. Explore Chinese New Year traditions. To learn more about The Chinese School of CAACF, Inc., visit orlandochineseschool.org.

more info at https://attend.ocls.info/event/9273456

Free Admission

South FL Vietnamese New Year Celebration 2024

South FL Vietnamese New Year Celebration 2024

Vietnamese Community of South Florida host a Vietnamese New Year Celebration on Sunday, February 4th at 6pm to 12 midnight.

Tickets: $10

1000 Lantana Rd, Lantana, FL 33462

Please contact Vietnamese Community of South Florida for more details and VIP table • VAN D TAN: (954)243-7343 • PHANT TRUC: (561)308-0576

Wah Lum Orlando CNY

Wah Lum Temple Chinese New Year Celebration week in 2024

Wah Lum Orlando will be performing traditional Lion Dance and Kung Fu shows during the celebration. Check the 2024 schedule, please. Wah Lum Kung Fu Orlando will join the 12th Annual Central Florida Dragon Parade Lunar New Year 2024 on Feb 25th at the Mills 50 District.  
Free Admission

Guang Ming Temple Chinese New Year event

Guang Ming Temple Lunar New Year Family fun fair 2024

Guang Ming Temple host Lunar New Year on February 10 and 11 from 10 am to 5 pm. Praying & Offering, Wishing Tree, Toll the Bell of Happiness, Souvenirs, Veg. Food, and Cultural Corner

more info at https://www.orlandobuddhism.org/contact-us

Free Admission

2nd Annual Groveland Chinese New Year Lunar Festiva

2nd Annual Groveland Chinese New Year Lunar Festival

The 2nd Annual Groveland Chinese New Year Lunar Festival, presented by The Bennett Law Center LLC. on Saturday, February 10, from 2 PM to 6 PM, for a spectacular celebration of the Lunar New Year, proudly sponsored by Bennett Law Center in partnership with the City of Groveland.

Enjoy the cultural traditions, delicious food, and captivating performances, at the picturesque Lake David Park. 

Free Admission

Vietnamese New Year in Orlando 2024

Vietnamese New Year in Orlando 2024

Vietnamese Community Association of Central Florida is hosting 2024 Tết Vietnamese New Year at the Central Florida Fairgrounds in Orlando.

Friday, Feb 16th – 7pm to 11pm
Saturday, Feb 17th – 11am to 12am
Sunday, Feb 18th – 12:30pm to 5:30pm

Free Admission

6th annual Orlando Vietnamese Lunar New Year Soccer Tournament

6th annual Orlando Vietnamese Lunar New Year Soccer Tournament

6th annual Orlando Vietnamese Lunar New Year Soccer Tournament that combines the spirit of tradition with the thrill of the game! An event that brings together the love for soccer and the joy of the traditional Tet. Embrace the festivities of the Vietnamese Tet festival while showcasing your soccer skills on the field in a friendly and competitive atmosphere. The Tet festival is hosted by the Vietnamese Community of Central Florida with spectacular cultural performances and activities, delicious Vietnamese cuisine and traditional treats.

SACA Chinese New Year Celebration

SACA Chinese New Year Celebration in Tampa

Suncoast Association of Chinese Americans (SACA) hosted Chinese New Year Celebration on Saturday, February 17, 2024 Time: 11:30a.m. to 4 p.m.
Address: Tampa Water Works Park – 1701 N Highland Ave, Tampa, FL 33602

Free Admission

Chinese Lunar New Year in Deltona

Chinese Lunar New Year in Deltona

Join A Healing Point Acupuncture Center, PLLC to Celebrate Chinese Lunar New Year 2024 on Saturday, February 17 starts 2 pm to 6 pm. With Crafters, Vendors, Food Trucks & LION DANCE PERFORMANCE Starting at 3pm…

Free Admission

VASA Lunar New Year showcase Tết

VASA @ UCF Lunar New Year showcase Tết

VASA @ UCF annual Lunar New Year showcase, Tết, will be held on February 17th, 2024! VASA @ UCF encourage you to invite friends, family, anyone you know to enjoy this special celebration with us! This event is completely FREE to attend! 

Free Admission

Guang Ming Temple concert

Celebrating the New Year in Song at Guang Ming Temple, Orlando

Guang Ming Temple is hosting a “Celebrating the New Year in Song”- A Musical concert to honor Ven. Master Hsing Yun (1927-2023) on Sunday, February 18th starts 10 am to 12 pm at Guang Ming Temple.

Free Admission

CAACF Lunar New Year Celebration

CAACF Chinese New Year Celebration 2024

Chinese American Association of Central Florida CAACF 2023 LUNAR NEW YEAR CELEBRATION

Time 時間: 2/24/23, 11:00 a.m.
Check in 入場時間: 10:00 a.m.
Address 地點: Chuan Lu Garden 川魯園
1101 E Colonial Dr., Orlando, FL 32803

Ticket SOLD OUT!

Please follow the payment link below to buy tickets for our Lunar New Year Luncheon on 2/24/2024. Tickets will be available to pick up at the registration table on 2/24/2024 at 10:00 am at Chuan Lu Garden

For more info: [email protected]

Celebrate Lunar

3rd annual Celebrate Lunar in Orlando

CELEBRATE LUNAR 2024 – Orlando’s Premier Lunar New Year Festival on February 24, at the Luminary Park, ORLANDO 12-7PM

Tickets: $10 General $7 Kids (5-13) Free (5 and Under)

For details and tickets at https://celebratelunar.com/

Orlando Lantern Festival’s and making Tangyuan

Lantern Festival and making Tangyuan (glutinous rice balls) to celebrate reunion by Greater Orlando Taiwan Association. Delicious Taiwanese Snacks, games, and lucky draw.

Time: 2/24 (Saturday) 2:00 pm 05:00
Location: Amerasia Bank Orlando Bank Event Center
5210 W Colonial Dr Suite 120, Orlando, FL 32808

Cost: $15 for members and $20 for non-members.

Registration after February 10th is $20 for members and $25 for non-members.
Children under 10 years old are free.

Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation

Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation New Year Blessings Ceremony

Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation Orlando Chapter host a New Year Blessings Ceremony on February 24 from 5:30 pm~9 pm at Beardall Senior Center Location: 800 Delaney Ave., Orlando FL 32801

Let us spread the Dharma and benefit all beings through our faith, vows, and actions. righteousness me Let us protect the earth by promoting a plant-based diet and doing good together. You are cordially invited!

Free Admission

Contact: Lisa Lynch 407-292-1146 / Bob Lynch 407-616-6079

GOAABA Annual Lunar New Year Celebration

GOAABA Annual Lunar New Year Celebration

Come celebrate the Year of the Dragon with the Greater Orlando Asian American Bar Association (GOAABA). GOAABA’S Lunar New Year will take place at Osphere Restaurant located in Downtown Orlando. Amazing appetizers and entrees (including vegetarian options) and drinks will be served.

Location:  Osphere Restaurant
407 E Central Blvd
Orlando, FL 32801

Tickets: $10/members , $20/non-members

Registration at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/goaaba-2024-lunar-new-year-celebration-tickets-841346077767

Avalon SpringFest 2024

2nd Annual Avalon SpringFest 2024 – Lunar New Year Festival

Bring your friends and family to celebrate the start of the Lunar New Year of the Dragon at Avalon Park Orlando! Come and enjoy exciting Dragon and Lion dances, Japanese Taiko, beautiful folk dances, and amazing martial arts-Kung Fu demonstrations on March 10, 2024 (Sunday) from Noon to 6pm.

Free Admission

And make sure you pack your lawn chair or blankets for the outdoor event. Hope to see you there! 

Dragon Parade 2024

12th Annual Central Florida Dragon Parade Lunar New Year 2024

The Year of the Rats marks the 9th annual Central Florida Dragon Parade Lunar New Year Festival 2020 held in Orlando, Florida. This event has received an overwhelming response from local and distant communities alike. Again this year, Asia Trend Magazine is partnering with Mills 50 District (an Orlando Main Street District), R.E.A.C.H. of Central Florida (Recognizing Educating Asian Cultural Heritage) and Y.E.S.S. (Youth Enrichment and Senior Services) to host the Dragon Parade Lunar New Year Festival on Sunday, February 25 from 11:00am to 12:30pm at Mills 50 district, N. Thornton Ave., Orlando, FL 32803.

Free Admission

Dragon Parade Lunar New Year Festival

Dragon parade starts at the corner of Lake Highland Dr and N. Mills Ave, left turns at N. Thornton Ave, heads south and ends at N. Thornton Ave and Colonial Drive. The Dragon Parade will be led by City of Orlando and Orange County officials together with representatives of numerous Asian organizations. In 2023, over 8,000 patrons attended the event.

Free Admission more info at http://centralfloridadragonparade.org

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