Happy Chinese New Year, Salida!

Chinese New Year 2018: The Year of the Dog!
Friday, February 16; Meet at Alpine Park at 5:00pm

Form your dragon team now, and get ready for the 2nd annual parade and community celebration! Invite your friends, make a dragon, participate in the parade and then celebrate with friends and neighbors at the Salida SteamPlant!

For students: Salida Creativity Lab will create dragons and movement with students from Children’s Discovery Ranch, Salida Early Childhood Center, Salida Montessori, Salida Boys and Girls Club, and PfCA teens.

For everyone else: Community members, friends, families, dog-walkers,  businesses, the young, the young at heart, etc: You are invited to attend dragon-making clinics with Salida Creativity Lab at Box of Bubbles. Get inspired, see examples of dragons in action, create! Some materials available for sharing but please bring more to share, especially cardboard, masking tape, glue guns, glue sticks, fabric, ribbon or anything else you want to use!  Use 1 or all clinics to make your dragon, or just drop in and get inspiration. Start early enough to plan, create, and problem-solve (make sure you can see!) Thursday evenings, January 25, Feb 1, 8, and 15. From 5:30pm-7:30pm.

Thank you to Ken Brandon and Box of Bubbles for providing workshop space for dragon-making; Thank you to the Salida SteamPlant and the City of Salida.  Thank you to our education partners!

More important info: Foot traffic, bikes, wagons, strollers, wheelchairs, dogs in costume welcome. No Motorized vehicles allowed. Dress in layers for the weather. Lights, lanterns, headlamps, flashlights, illumination encouraged, as it will get darkish just before the parade is over.

Volunteers needed for parade, SteamPlant decoration, set up, and clean up. Contact tina@salidacreativitylab.com to join the festivities or volunteer!

Click here for beautiful photos by Cailey Mcdermott @phrecklesphoto. Rights: arkmagazine.net from last year 2017 Photos and video of Chinese New Year Parade

Sponsorships available. Click here for Happy Chinese New Year, Salida! Sponsorship Opportunities

Thank you to our Sponsors

  High Country Bank- Golden Dragon Sponsorship

The Book Haven- Lucky Lion Sponsorship

Thank you to our Donors

  The Mountain Mail

Phreckles Photography

Thank you Volunteers