2023 Riverside Lunar Festival

01/28/2023 - 11:00am to 01/29/2023 - 7:00pm

Event Info:

Since 2010, the Riverside Lunar Festival has been a celebration of Asian American culture for the city of Riverside and the Inland Empire. The annual event will be back at the same location in beautiful Downtown Riverside, the last weekend of January. From red lanterns to lion dancing, everyone is welcome to come and experience the festive atmosphere of the Year of the Rabbit!

The Rabbit is the fourth of the 12 Zodiacs. In many Asian cultures, the rabbit is regarded as gentle, quiet, and elegant. Together, let us celebrate the new year’s fortunes.

The event will kick off with an opening ceremony on Mission Inn Ave from 11:30am-1:00pm on Saturday Jan 28. Be sure to check out the Taiko Drummers, Lion & Dragon Dance performances, and Shaolin Kungfu.

At the stage, performers from all around LA will showcase their talents during the event. Must watch shows include, traditional Chinese dance by Inland HuaXia ECAA, Tang Arts and Performing Studios, K-Pop from M.A.D Dance Studios, traditional instruments from Merano Cultural Group, and Japanese Taiko Drums from UCR. There will also be martial arts demonstration from Filipino Martial Arts and so much more.

Food is always a central part of any Lunar New Year celebration. This year will host some of the best and unique food vendors in the IE. Be sure to come with an empty stomach to enjoy unique bites and mouthwatering drinks. Craving lamb skewers seasoned with cumin, steamed buns and dumplings, or flame grilled squid the size of your face? You’ve come to the right place!

At the marketplace, local and regional artisans will be on hand selling traditional and modern goods, including hand cut paper art, handmade jewelry and clothing, terra cotta dolls, Japanese dolls, and hand-written calligraphy from China and Vietnam. Also be sure to check out local artists drawing caricatures, manga, henna, and custom paintings.

Young children can experience the fun-zone inflatable rides, including a 40’ obstacle course, 20’ tall rock wall climb, and princess (Disney) jumper among many more. Kids can also experience the Japanese game machine corner and unique prizes you can win. Kids can come away with a unique Lunar New Year experience.

The 2023 Riverside Lunar Festival is presented by Panana events with support from the The City of Riverside, ICAA, and local non-profits.

Admission is free and parking is free. For more information please visit pananaevents.com, instagram.com/panananightmarket,

Important Details:

Mission Inn Ave (Downtown Riverside): Between Lime and Orange

* Saturday, January 28th: 11 am- 8 pm

* Sunday, January: 29th: 11 am- 7 pm

For more information please visit our website: www.pananaevents.com

Contact Information

Henry Wu