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2021 update: Phoenix Chinese Week in-person festival is canceled, but organizers will run an online showcase of educational and cultural activities.
Ring in Lunar New Year with the annual Phoenix Chinese Week Cultural and Cuisine Festival. The popular three-day event attracts thousands of participants and visitors to Margaret T. Hance Park in East Phoenix. Phoenix Chinese Week features music acts, art, traditional dances, theater performances, social and educational events reflecting the rich Chinese culture and heritage.
The free weekend festival is also a great opportunity to try authentic Chinese delicacies and holiday treats. The Children’s Pavilion offers free demonstrations of Chinese calligraphy, paper folding, folk art, paper cutting as well as other crafts.
Traditional dragon boats display is among the highlights of the festival. Also, don't forget to stop by the bronze statue of the Giant Panda cuddling her cub, which was gifted to Phoenix by the City of Chengdu, Sichuan, in honor of the Sister City relationship.