Date: Saturday, February 16, 2013
Time: 10:30 am – 3:00 pm (Parade Begins at 11 am)
Location: VisArts and Rockville Town Square
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
VisArts is pleased to announce its third annual Lunar New Year Celebration, which will take place on Saturday, February 16, 2013 in Rockville Town Square and from 10:30 am to 3:00 pm. The event will include a parade through Rockville Town Square, an outdoor Asian street market and musical and dance performances. More than one thousand visitors are expected to participate in and attend the festivities. The VisArts celebration is the only inclusive Lunar New Year event in Montgomery County with participants, sponsors and performers from the Chinese, Taiwanese, Vietnamese, Thai, Filipino, Korean and Japanese communities.
Approximately 1,000+ spectators are anticipated to attend.
Parade features & participants include:
• Miss Chinese America
• Miss Vietnam DC finalists
• Dragon and Lion Dancers
• student groups
• ribbon & lantern dancers
• other performers.
There will be a viewing stand and stage on Maryland Avenue with welcoming remarks by special guests.
Asian Street Market will include:
• Food, retail and craft vendors
• FREE Arts & Crafts activities for children
• Community and street performances
Join us in celebrating the Lunar New Year! It will be fun and festive for all to enjoy.
For more information, visit http://www.visartsatrockville.org/lunar-new-year.
Following the events in Rockville Town Square, the City of Rockville’s Mayor and Council and Asian Pacific American Task Force will host free cultural performances and light refreshments at the County Executive Office Building located at 101 Monroe Street in Rockville, starting at 3:00 pm. For the fifth year in a row, the City will offer diverse performances and refreshments. Performers will include, but are not limited to, the Child Beijing Opera, the Yellow Plum Folk Opera, Dongbei Harvest Dance, along with ballroom dance, Guzheng performance, Korean drumming, Korean fan dancing and Indian dance. For more information on the performances at the Executive Office Building please visit, www.rockvillemd.gov/events.