Second Annual Chinese New Year in the Desert at Fremont Street Experience
Celebrate the Year of the Water Snake as Fremont Street Experience, the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority and Golden Catalyst present the second annual Chinese New Year in the Desert festival in Downtown Las Vegas from Feb. 8 – 10.
Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn G. Goodman will kick-off the three-day festival during the opening ceremonies on Friday at 6 p.m. at the 3rd Street Stage which will feature a live authentic dragon dance by the Las Vegas Lohan School of Shaolin.
Throughout the three-day festival, guests can enjoy Asian entertainers on the 3rd Street Stage and visit the International Vendor Village, located on 3rd Street North between Fremont Street and Stewart Avenue, to taste the international flavors from renown food vendors. This is open on Friday, Feb. 8 from 5-10 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 9 and 10 from noon-9 p.m.
To commemorate the Lunar Lantern Festival, which officially ends the Chinese New Year celebrations, primary grade students of Clark County School District will be constructing paper lanterns marked with their “wish” for 2013. The lanterns will then be on display throughout Fremont Street Experience during the Chinese New Year in the Desert festival. Additionally, guests and passersby are invited to stop in at a booth located near the 3rd Street Stage to build their own lantern to display on Fremont Street Experience.
Throughout the three-day event, several women will compete in the Miss Asian American Pacific Islander USA Pageant. Contestants will participate in the Macy*s Fashion Show, a talent show emceed by Ian Ziering from Beverly Hills 90210, and interview segment for the chance to be crowned Miss AAPI USA. Events run nightly Friday-Sunday at 8 p.m.
On Sunday, Feb. 10 local businesses and organizations will come together to celebrate the Chinese Lunar New Year during the McDonald’s Las Vegas Spring Festival Parade. Parade participants will showcase their talent and creativity with the most extravagant floats in vibrant colors to commemorate the rich history of the most important holiday of the Asian community. Starting at 10 a.m. at the intersection of Gass Avenue and 4th Street, the McDonald’s Las Vegas Spring Festival Parade will travel up 4th Street through Fremont Street Experience and end at the intersection of 4th Street and Ogden Avenue.
When: Friday, Feb. 8, 2013
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Where: Fremont Street Experience, 425 Fremont St, Las Vegas
Cost: Not available
Age limit: All ages
Event posted Jan. 31, 2013
Last updated Jan. 31, 2013
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