Ring in Lunar New Year with these five free local events

Celebrate the Year of the Dragon with local performances and activities.

Photo of red and yellow paper Lunar New Year decorations on a library wall.

Don’t miss the vibrant decorations at the Vivian J. Lincoln library branch.

While official dates vary across different Asian cultures, Lunar New Year celebrates the start of spring and follows a lunar phase calendar.

2024 is the Year of the Dragon (the only mythical animal out of the 12 Chinese zodiacs), and more specifically the Wood Dragon, which last occurred in 1964.

We’re here to help you ring in Lunar New Year with five free celebrations.

Fort Worth Public Library - Vivian J. Lincoln | Head over to see the red and yellow decorations for Tết, or Vietnamese New Year, and make your own dragon kite daily from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. through Saturday, Feb. 10.

Photo of woman playing traditional Chinese music for Lunar New Year.

Celebrate the Year of the Wood Dragon with traditional Chinese music at the Kimbell Art Museum.

Image courtesy of Dallas Guzheng Association

Kimbell Art Museum | Join Fort Worth Sisters Cities for traditional Chinese music by the Dallas Guzheng Association, New Year couplet art making, and a scavenger hunt on Friday, Feb. 9 at 5:30 p.m.

Fort Worth Public Library - Summerglen | Celebrate the Year of the Dragon with family-friendly arts and crafts on Saturday, Feb. 10 at 1 p.m.

Huong Dao Temple | Enjoy cultural performances, dragon dances, a traditional Áo Dài contest, and shopping at the Spring Blossom Festival through Sunday, Feb. 18.

Asia Times Square | Celebrate culture, unity, and hope for an auspicious year with firecrackers and lion + dragon dances on Saturday, Feb. 10 and Sunday, Feb. 11 in Grand Prairie.