Lunar New Year Celebrations in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor

Looking to introduce your kids to this annual cultural event? This year, celebrate on Jan. 22, 2023, with local events planned around it.

Happy New Year … again! About a month after the standard American New Year fun kicks off Jan. 1, the Lunar New Year celebrations in metro Detroit and Ann Arbor begin.

And, as you might know, there’s also a critter to represent the new year, thanks to the Chinese 12-year animal zodiac. 2023 is the Year of the Rabbit!

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

Jan. 19, 2023

Ages 6 and up can visit the Wayne Public Library for crafts, stories and learning about the zodiac animals.

2023 Lunar New Year Celebration

Jan. 22, 2023

Celebrate the Lunar New Year with a dragon parade, dragon dance, lion dance, Taiwan Cultural Display and more.

Lunar New Year Celebration

Jan. 22, 2023

Enjoy a story and craft for luck and happiness in a new year at Troy Public Library. Registration required.

Lunar New Year Concert with Xiao Dong Wei

Jan. 22, 2023

See Xiao Dong Wei perform at Hawk Black Box Theatre. The day’s events will also include a family-friendly Lunar New Year celebration. Beer and wine will be available to purchase for 21 years and up.


Jan. 28, 2023

Enjoy a fun-filled Lunar New Year event that features Asian traditions from the past and present. There will be live performances, a fashion show, food sampling, a raffle, twisted rabbit balloons and more. No registration required.

This post was originally published in 2019 and is updated regularly.

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