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Lunar New Year Celebration
Don’t miss out on live entertainment and the opportunity to feed the lions to bring good fortune into the New Year.
A celebration of the Lunar New Year and a rousing welcome to the Year of the Dragon, Queens’ Marketplace invites the community to join in the excitement of the Lunar Year Celebration. The free event is a unique and popular way to experience and enjoy the music and customs of China, with special Japanese taiko and koto performances to add to the festivities. Highlights of the event include nonstop entertainment and a spectacular Lion Dance. A centuries-old tradition, essential to New Year’s festivities in Hawai‘i, the colorful Chinese Lion Dancers perform acrobatic feats and leaps, interacting with the audience and parading through Queens’ Marketplace from door to door.
4:40-5:00 PM – So-Shin Kai Koto Group
5:10-5:30 PM – Kona Daifukuji Taiko Group
5:40-6:00 PM – Ryukyukoku Matsuri Daiko Group
6:00 PM – Firecrackers & Lion Dance Store Blessings
Plus, enjoy the following activities:
– Face painting with Cynthia Buckles and Alayna DeBina
– Keiki activities with the Autism Moms of Kona
– 21 years of age and older can enjoy a cash bar at Kuleana Rum Shack’s Rum Garden