Chinatown Special Events

Coordinated and Produced by:
Chinatown Special Events Committee

2013 Events

Chinatown Lunar New Year Parade,
Feb. 17th, 2013, Sunday, (Feb. 10th New Year's Day)
Year of the SNAKE - 4711,  Chinatown's 101st Anniversary

  9:00am,  Reviewing Stand/Sound/Portable Toilets - setup
10:00am,  Volunteer Meeting - Evergreen Restaurant , 2411 S. Wentworth Ave., "NEW LOCATION"
11:00am,  Volunteers in place at assigned stations
                   Floats arrive and placed in Lineup Order, northbound/curb lane, Wentworth/24th Pl.
12;00pm,  Guest/Community Leaders/Elected Officials/Chinese Media assemble at Evergreen Restaurant
                   Marching Bands, Schools, Groups assemble
12:30pm,  Lineup, Wentworth at 24th Street
12:45pm,  Firework's
  1:00pm,  Parade Step-off

Sunday, July 21, 2013
35th Annual Chinatown Summer Fair

10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Wentworth from Cermak to 24th Place
Neighborhood Festival featuring: A Dragon and Lion Dance procession at 12:30 p.m., welcome at 1 p.m. starts at the Main Stage (23rd St. & Wentworth Ave.) with Asian cultural entertainment and live music. A taste of Chinatown’s many restaurants, local unique gift shops, Chinese art’s and craft’s exhibit, street vendors with an array of merchandise and a children’s area (24th Place & Wentworth) for a day long family event.

July 2013 TBA
2013 Dragon Boat Race For Literacy
Chicago River at Ping Tom Park
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July-August 2013 TBA( 3 weekends) 10:00am - 6:30pm
Chinatown Festival
Chinatown Square Mall, ( on Archer Ave. between Princeton St. and Wentworth Ave) featuring art’s and crafts, as well as music and entertainment

St. Therese School Bazaar

Moon Festival

Double Ten Parade

October 2013 TBA
Bank of American Chicago Marathon (Citywide)
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Chinatown Special Events Committee - American And Asian Association, Chicago Chinatown Chamber of Commerce, Chicago Dragons Athletic Association, Chinese American Association of Greater Chicago, Chinatown American Legion Post #1003, Chinese American Civic Council, Chinese American Service League, CCUC- Pui Tak Center, Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association, St. Therese Parish/School, Young China Club/Chinese Entrepreneur Organization