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LunarFest 2023

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A green Lunarfest poster, with rabbits , and text that says 2023 year of the rabbit

Hop into a year to imagine with our friends at LunarFest!

The Lantern City is back in three locations, showing how Vancouver is the city where diversity shines. Spread cheer with loved ones, near and far, at the LunarFest Concert: Together We Are!, live at the Orpheum or through the livestream.

Make friends and make art at free family-friendly workshops on Granville Island, every weekend from Jan 20 — Feb 20. Celebrate LNY like no other through arts and culture!

Check out the many exciting upcoming workshops facilitated by current and past Children’s Festival artists below. The celebrations start this weekend!

Indigenous Arts with Christine Mackenzie

Celebrate, create and share in culture.

We will be creating traditional and contemporary northwest coast form line style lanterns designed by Indigenous Artist Christine Mackenzie. There will be designs with a variety of traditional animals along the north west coast to share and celebrate culture. Each animal will have an element of Mother Earth and Father sky.

Imagine with us and light up the Lunar New Year with arts and culture!

LunarFest is happy to have Vancouver International Children’s Festival’s support in bringing this program to you this year.

Ocean Artworks, Granville Island
Jan 22 14:00 — 16:30

Catch a Groove dance Workshop 

Get ready to move, shake and let loose! Learn to dance like nobody’s watching as Alyssa Amarshi and Rosie Richard help you find your own groove through the influences of the dance cultures of Hip Hop, Dancehall, Waacking, and Experimental Movement! Come explore how to access your self-expression in these open level classes where all are welcome. Whether this is your first or millionth time dancing, this class is the perfect opportunity to let go, move to the rhythms and connect to your body. Through dance, expression, and radical kindness, Alyssa and Rosie strive to pay respect to the cultures and people who have influenced their artistic journeys and to foster connection between communities and to the Earth Body. 

LunarFest is happy to have Vancouver International Children’s Festival’s support in bringing this program to you this year.

Ocean Artworks, Granville Island
Jan 29 11:00 — 12:30
Jan 29 13:30 — 15:00