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The San Diego Chinese New Year Fair

The San Diego Chinese New Year Fair

February 24-25


The San Diego Chinese New Year Fair is a two-day event showcasing exciting performances, Asian art and culture and an array of delicious Chinese and Asian food. This year’s fair, which takes place on February 24 and 25, celebrates the year of the dog. The event is free and open to the public.


The fair is the largest event in San Diego County that celebrates the Chinese Lunar New Year. Last year, over 25,000 people joined in the annual celebration. The event was originally developed by the Chinese Social Service Center, which later changed its name to the San Diego Chinese Center (SDCC).  Through recent collaboration, the fair has now transitioned to the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association (CCBA) of San Diego. As the oldest Chinese community organization, CCBA’s purpose is to provide charitable and benevolent activities and social welfare and preserve the culture and traditions of Chinese people.


San Diego Chinese New Year Fair takes place in the Asian Thematic District, which is located at Third Avenue and J Street, San Diego. For more information visit www.sdcny.org.