- Business Advocacy
Welcoming the Year of the Sheep, the 24th annual Alhambra Lunar New Year festival and carnival will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21.It is hosted by the City of Alhambra and presented by the Alhambra Chamber of Commerce.
There will be 200 booths stretching over five city blocks from Garfield Avenue to Almansor Street on Valley Boulevard.
The festival always draws more than 20,000 people of all ages and backgrounds to explore the Asian culture and taste the ethnic foods.
The latest models of sleek vehicles will be on display at the Toyota Auto Square. The Wells Fargo booth will offer photo opportunities. Fun activities include spinning the wheel of fortune and playing games at sponsor booths. AIG, Chase Bank, and Union Bank will offer prizes to everyone. Festival attendees can meet the Snoopy mascot at MetLife’s booth.People walking around the festival grounds may run into the shepherd holding his prized sheep or the God of Fortune, sent by East West Bank, and receive a red envelope candy.
The entertainment stage will offer all-day entertainment with fabulous folk dance performances and amazing kung-fu demonstrations. Ringing in the New Year, the energetic Lion Dance will be performed at the Wells Fargo outdoor stage, which is always a crowd favorite. Attendees can expect to be greeted by the mascot, Jack the dog, and an image of the popular Happy Sheep.
Admission is free.
Ample parking is on the streets and nearby shopping centers.
The 24th Annual Lunar New Year will welcome the Year of the Sheep on Feb. 21. From left are City Councilmember Stephen Sham, Lunar New Year festival coordinator Pinki Chen, Chamber President Lee Lieberg, and Chamber Executive Director Sharon Gibbs.