Happy Lunar New Year, Salida!

Lunar New Year 2019: The Year of the Pig- 3rd annual parade and community celebration. February 8, 2019. Throughout January and February, over 200 students in area schools, preschool to 8th grade, learn about the Asian tradition through stories and art, and create dragons and decorations, culminating in a community parade and celebration. Local artists, families, and friends are also invited to create dragons and costumes for the parade in three free workshops held at the Box of Bubbles. After the parade, join us for Asia Fest at the SteamPlant Ballroom for presentations, dragons, drumming  arts and crafts. Free admission and event for the community. Food and drink available for purchase. To get involved or for more information, contact tina@salidacreativitylab.com

Lunar New Year Parade and Asia Fest, February 8
5:00pm Meet at Alpine Park and gather for the parade
5:30pm Parade begins down F St to the SteamPlant
Join us after the parade at the SteamPlant for presentations, dragons, drumming, music and dancing, art and activities for all ages. Free event for the community! Food and drink available for purchase.

Dragon-making Workshops at the Box of Bubbles: Free!
Jan 24, 31, and Feb 7; 5:30pm-7:30pm
Grab your friends and family and form a dragon team to participate in the 3rd annual Chinese New Year dragon parade on February 8! Community members are invited to attend free dragon-making workshops with Salida Creativity Lab! Over 3 Thursday evenings leading up to the parade, Tina will guide your team to create a dragon head and body so you will be ready for the parade. For all ages, adults too! We will use recycled materials, paper mache, fabric, ribbon, cardboard, and more. All basic materials provided though feel free to add to our stock for sharing: cardboard boxes, ribbon, fabric, masking tape, glue sticks. etc.

Attend all three sessions, or drop in and out to get ideas! Everyone welcome. Free.
Thank you for helping us celebrate culture and diversity in Salida!
Contact tina@salidacreativitylab.com for more info.

Thank you to Ken Brandon and Box of Bubbles for providing workshop space for dragon-making.

More important info: Foot traffic, bikes, wagons, strollers, wheelchairs, dogs in costume welcome. No Motorized vehicles allowed.

Volunteers needed for parade, SteamPlant decoration, set up, and clean up. Contact tina@salidacreativitylab.com to get involved.

Thank you to our Sponsors:
Support Our Schools Salida
High Country Bank
Lucy Pendon
Kaleidoscope Toys
Stotler & Young
The Mountain Mail

Contact Tina@salidacreativitylab.com to help sponsor this free event for the community.

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