Lunar New Year celebrations in Kansas City

Ring in the Year of the Rabbit.

Photo of Cafe Ca Phe lunar new year event KCtoday

Let the celebrations begin.

Photo by @travislikesfilm via Cafe Cà Phe

Lunar New Year is upon us, KC. 🏮

Though its official dates vary across different Asian cultures, the Lunar New Year is a celebration of the start of spring and a new year on the lunisolar calendar. 🌕

Let’s see where you can ring in the Year of the Rabbit (or the Year of the Cat in Vietnam) around Kansas City.

  • Lunar New Year Celebration, 221 Southwest Blvd., KCMO | Saturday, Jan. 21 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. | $0+ | Join Cafe Cà Phê + Made Mobb for this lively celebration — including dragon dancing, exclusive merchandise, and KC Current autograph signing.
  • Lunar New Year Festival, Nelson-Atkins Museum | Saturday, Jan. 21 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Free | Explore treasures from the Asian art collection + enjoy an array of performances.
  • Lunar New Year Celebration at Lenexa Public Market, 8750 Penrose Ln., Lenexa, KS | Sunday, Jan. 22 | 10 a.m.-2 p.m. | Try specialty menu items + participate in a Tai chi demonstration.
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