Ring in the Year of the Sheep at Harbourfront Centre's LunarFest
The Great Wall of Lanterns - Photo Credit ACSEA
Ring in the Year of the Sheep at Harbourfront Centre's LunarFest from February 28 to March 1.
Harbourfront Centre hosts its fourth annual LunarFest in celebration of the Lunar New Year, February 28 to March 1, co-produced with Asian Canadian Special Events Association (ACSEA). This two-day festival is steeped in the lunar traditions from Taiwan, China, Vietnam, and Korea, featuring culinary delicacies, crafts, traditional lunar performances, art installations, and more.
Experience the largest gathering of dragon dancers in all of Toronto, with a special glow in the dark piece rarely seen in Canada. Performed by Taiwan's Jhuo Lan Dragon Dance team, champions of numerous international dragon dance competitions. Visitors can treat themselves to the culinary delicacies from Asia and learn about their relevance in the Lunar New Year at Dumpling Fest. Tour the grounds of Harbourfront Centre and take in the outdoor art installation' World's Little Shepherds' dedicated to 2015's lunar symbol, the sheep.
"This year we wanted to incorporate traditions from across Asia to celebrate the diversity within the Lunar New Year," explains Charlie Wu, festival curator and managing director of Asian Canadian Special Events Association. "Its programming is a reflection of a kaleidoscope, a projection of various cultures represented in a single celebration."
LunarFest Highlights at a Glance
• Dance: Parade of Dragon Dancers
• Music: Meeting of the Drums
• Food: Dumpling Fest
• Family Activities: Fortune Telling
• Art Exhibitions: The Great Wall of Lanterns
Admission is free. For the complete LunarFest lineup, visit www.harbourfrontcentre.com/lunarfest.
Dragon Dancers - Photo Credit ACSEA
Fortune Teller - Photo Credit ACSEA
Dumpling Fest - Photo Credit ACSEA
ABOUT HARBOURFRONT CENTRE
Harbourfront Centre is a Canadian charity operating the 10 prime acres of Toronto’s central waterfront as a free and open public site. We celebrate the multiplicities of cultures that comprise Canada and enliven the city through the creative imaginations of artists from across the country and around the globe.
ABOUT ASIAN CANADIAN SPECIAL EVENTS ASSOCIATION
Founded in 2004, Asian Canadian Special Events Association (ACSEA) is a BC-based non-profit organization. With Community Engagement, Fostering New Artistic and Cultural Expressions as well as Platforms to Learn and Share as the organizational mandates, ACSEA is dedicated to create sustainable Asian Canadian events in the areas of arts and cultures for all Canadians.