Chinese New Year Celebrations in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor

Looking to introduce your kids to this cultural event? Mark the Feb. 5-19, 2019 holiday with Chinese New Year celebrations in metro Detroit and beyond.

Chinese New Year celebrations in metro Detroit

Happy New Year … again! About a month after the standard American New Year fun kicks off Jan. 1, the Chinese New Year celebrations in metro Detroit and Ann Arbor begin – typically starting sometime between late January and late February.

This festival officially kicks off with the second new moon after the winter solstice, and winds down with the next full moon about 15 days later. This year, in 2019, it begins on Tuesday, Feb. 5 and ends on Feb. 19.

And, as you might know, there’s also a critter to represent the new year, thanks to the Chinese 12-year animal zodiac. And 2019 is the Year of the Pig!

Want to learn more about the Lunar New Year? Introduce your kids to some cultural fun with Chinese New Year celebrations in metro Detroit and beyond.

Lunar New Year Celebration in Canton

Feb. 1, 2019

  • Time: 10 a.m.-noon
  • Address: Canton Summit Center, Chestnut Banquet Room, 46000 Summit Parkway, Canton
  • Phone: 313-831-1790
  • Cost: Free
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Celebrate the Year of the Pig with a potluck, Chinese cultural displays and performances, and more.

Chinese New Year Celebration in Ann Arbor

Feb. 2, 2019

  • Time: 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Address: Briarwood Mall, 100 Briarwood Circle, Ann Arbor
  • Phone: 734-769-9610
  • Cost: Free

Briarwood Mall is welcoming the Year of the Pig with its fourth annual Chinese New Year event. With parades and performances, crafts and calligraphy, a fashion show and silent auction, you can spend the whole day celebrating.

Lunar New Year Dragon Masks in Detroit

Feb. 8-10, 2019

  • Times: 6-9 p.m. Friday, noon-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday
  • Address: Detroit Institute of Arts, 5200 Woodward Ave., Detroit
  • Phone: 313-833-7900
  • Cost: Free with museum admission: Free/Macomb, Oakland and Wayne counties, $6-$14/others

Commemorate the Lunar New Year by making a dragon mask out of tag board, paper, raffia and other supplies.

Chinese New Year Live Music in Detroit

Feb. 12, 2019

  • Time: Preconcert activities 6 p.m., show begins 7:30 p.m.
  • Address: Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center, 3711 Woodward Ave., Detroit
  • Phone: 313-576-5111
  • Cost: $20/general admission

Watch the China National Peking Opera Company and Hubei Chime Bells National Chinese Orchestra come together to bring in the Lunar New Year by performing traditional musical acts.

Lunar New Year Lantern Festival in Madison Heights

Feb. 16, 2019

  • Time: 11 a.m.- 3 p.m.
  • Address: Association of Chinese Americans Community Center, 32585 Concord Drive, Madison Heights
  • Phone: 248-585-9343
  • Cost: Free

This event celebrates the Year of the Pig with authentic Chinese food, arts and crafts, cultural performances, couplet writing, health screenings and more.

Chinese New Year Celebration in Troy 

Feb. 17, 2019 

  • Time: 7-8 p.m.
  • Address: Mon Jin Lau Restaurant, 1515 E. Maple Road, Troy
  • Phone: 248-689-2332
  • Cost: Varies based on order

Enjoy a some delicious ethnic food as you ring in the New Year with a Traditional Lion Dance performance.

Lunar New Year Celebration in Clinton Township

Feb. 22, 2019

  • Time: 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Address: Macomb County Center, 21885 Dunham Road, Clinton Township
  • Phone: 248-585-9343
  • Cost: Free

Chinese food, cultural displays and free health screenings converge at this celebration.

Asian Night Festival Lunar New Year Celebration in Warren

Feb. 22, 2019

  • Time: 5-8 p.m.
  • Address: GM Technical Center AEC Auditorium, 30003 Fisher Brothers Road, Warren
  • Phone:
  • Cost: Free admission, $2 food/drink tickets, early bird registration $10/seven tickets

Enjoy a night of celebrating Asian culture through performances by Vietnamese, Chinese, Taiji and Bangladesh dance teams.