Lunar New Year 2018


Chinese New Year falls on Friday, February 16, 2018.  Join us on Sunday, February 25, 2018  at 1 p.m. in Chinatown, as we usher in “The Year of the Dog-4716” with our annual Chinese New Year Parade.

Dragon Boat Race for Literacy

The Chinese Dragon Boat Race dates back to over 2,000 years and is a popular sport among Chinese and Asian communities all over the world. Started in 2000, the Chicago Dragon Boat Race for Literacy is a family-fun activity enjoyed by visitors from all over the city and surrounding suburbs.
This year’s Dragon Boat Race was on Saturday, June 24, 2017 at Ping Tom Memorial Park.

Summer Fair

The 38th Annual McDonald’s Chinatown Summer Fair was on Sunday, July 16, 2017, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.   Mark your calendars for next year’s fair on July 15, 2018.  This neighborhood street festival opened with a Lion Dance procession at 12:30 p.m., a welcome at 1 p.m. on Main Stage, followed by cultural performances.   The fair also features a taste of Chinatown’s restaurants, unique gift shops, and a children’s area with pony rides and petting zoo.

Tours of Chinatown

The Foundation produces tours through the Chinatown Chamber of Commerce to educate visitors about the history of Chicago’s Chinatown.