The Lunar Fest highlights some of the ways that Asian Pacific residents of Riverside have helped to preserve Asian traditions. The Asian Pacific Cultural Association invites you to join in all of the FREE festivities. The festivities will begin with a spectacular Parade of Nations accompanied by live firecrackers, then Opening Ceremonies, followed by a variety of traditional Asian music, dance performances, art displays and day long exhibitions of Karate, Kung Fu, Sumo and a range of thrilling Asian themed demonstrations conducted by local community and professional groups.
Stroll through the Asian market place; experience the tantalizing cultural foods and shop for artistic treasures. Enjoy the range of entertainment on the four stages, learn about the journeys that brought these residents to our Region. Kids, be sure to stop by the Children’s Village for origami, balloons, calligraphy and hands-on arts and crafts. Don’t miss the Health Expo, where you can get your vitals checked and experience the differences of Eastern holistic medicine compared to the more modern Western practice.
The Health Expo will also have the Drive Clean and Save booth where your electric vehicle questions can be answered.
The entire event will culminate in a spectacular fireworks display to celebrate the start of the Asian Lunar New Year, welcoming the Year of the Rooster in 2017.
For more information, click here: http://lunarfestriverside.com/attractions/. Or, visit the Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/181084838988298/.