Celebrate the “Year of the Monkey” at the annual “Night in Chinatown” festival and parade happening tomorrow. The festivities kick off with the all-day event, “Night in Chinatown Festival” block party starting at 9am. Then at 3:30pm, you can enjoy the Chinese New Year’s Parade. Miss Hawaii Chinese, Michelle Ming Dow Hee give us all the event details. Sherman Wong from the Wah Ngai Lion Dance Association talks about the cultural and historical significance of Lion Dance, and then Trini and Justin get to test their lion dancing skills.Chinese New Year’s Festival Block Party
- Saturday, January 30, 9 a.m. – 10 p.m.
- Streets of Chinatown – Maunakea Street, River Street, Pauahi Street and Hotel Street / From Beretania Street to King Street
- Food booths, New Year’s art & crafts vendors, performance on 4 stages, martial arts demonstrations, Chinese lion dancing, cultural dances and an appearance by a 150 foot dragon
Chinese New Year’s Parade
- Saturday, January 30, 3:30 p.m.
- Starts at the State Capitol lawn goes through Hotel Street and ends at River Street
- Lion Dance groups, dragons, festival queens and courts, cultural organizations, kung fu martial artists and appearance by the 150 foot dragon