Boston Chinese New Year Celebrations and Kids Activities

Chinese New Year Celebrations - celebrate the Year of the Pig in and around Boston with this fun list of events and activities. Enjoy lion dances, arts & crafts, performances, and festivals, traditional food and more.

Japanese Puppet Theater PerformanceWellesley, $$
Tue, March 5, 2019  -  Tue, March 5, 2019   
An elite Japanese puppetry group is coming to the US from Japan! Do not miss this rare opportunity to see gorgeous, authentic, and real Japanese puppet theater.
Asobouyo! Explore the Songs and Toys of JapanActon, $
Tue, February 26, 2019  -  Tue, February 26, 2019   
Join visiting student teachers from Showa University in Tokyo to explore classic Japanese children’s songs and toys. We'll learn some Japanese as we sing and play together!
8th Annual Brookline Cherry Blossom FestivalBrookline, $
Sat, May 18, 2019  -  Sat, May 18, 2019   
Join us for the 8th annual Brookline Cherry Blossom Festival! A family-friendly, spring festival celebrating Japanese culture with music, taiko drums, Japanese food, crafts, and games. Fun for all ages!
The Golden Dragon AcrobatsBeverly, $$$
Sat, March 30, 2019   
The Golden Dragon Acrobats represent the best of a time honored tradition that began more than twenty-five centuries ago. The Golden Dragons are recognized throughout the United States and abroad as the premiere Chinese...
Dragon Boat Festival 2019Cambridge, Free
Sat, June 8, 2019  -  Sun, June 9, 2019   
Celebrate the sport, history and culture of Chinese Dragon Boat Racing at the Weeks Footbridge on Memorial Drive in Cambridge. Enjoy races on Saturday & a festival on Sunday with arts, crafts, food, martial arts...
Little One-InchBrookline, $
Thu, March 14, 2019  -  Sun, March 17, 2019   
Puppet Showplace Theater presents Red Herring Puppets' retelling of a traditional Japanese folktale about an orphan boy who remains very tiny even as he grows in years.