The month’s festivities continue with events to honor the lunar new year in Chicago. January 22, 2023, marks the lunar new year of the Rabbit 4721. Celebrate the excitement and colors of the lunar new year at the Chicago Chinatown Lunar New Year Parade on January 29, 2023.
Get ready for dragon dances, acrobats, music and lion dances to usher in the lunar year of the rabbit. In Chinese culture, the rabbit symbolizes peace, prosperity and longevity. The parade kicks off at 1 pm at the intersection of 24th and Wentworth Ave. The parade travels north down Wentworth to the viewing stand at Cermak and Wentworth.
Arrive early around 10 am for the best viewing spots and plan to stay after the parade and visit Chinatown restaurants to dine on traditional lunar new year foods like dumplings, noodles and sesame balls to bring luck.
Chinatown Lunar New Year Parade
24th and Wentworth
January 29, 2023, 1 pm