Chinese New Year Celebration in Chattanooga

Saturday, February 4, 2017
Noon to 4 p.m.

Join Creative Discovery Museum as we celebrate the year of the Rooster during our annual Chinese New Year celebration on Saturday, February 4, 2017. This spectacular event allows guests to learn about ancient Chinese traditions, make unique crafts, and enjoy special entertainment from Chinese dance and martial arts performers.
“Creative Discovery Museum's Chinese New Year event is a special time for families to celebrate a cultural tradition while engaging in a rich and colorful arts experience,” said Liza Blair, Arts Manager at Creative Discovery Museum. “Our friends from the Chien Hong School of Kung Fu in Atlanta, Ga., will be back again this year to present the ancient Lion dance for guests in the Atrium. Chattanooga-area folk dancers will also present traditional Chinese dances and routines during the event.”
Event schedule:
  • 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.: Paper monkey masks and lion puppet activities
  • 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.: Chopstick activity
  • 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.: Cooking lesson / Chinese dumpling tasting
  • 1 p.m.: Lion dance
  • 1:30 p.m.: Folkloric Chinese dance
  • 2 p.m.: Martial Arts demonstration
  • 2:30 p.m.: Sword dance
  • 3 p.m.: Lion dance
  • 3:30 p.m.: Folkloric Chinese dance
  • 4 p.m.: Chinese song
Activities and performances are free with admission to the Museum. Artist performances are made possible through funding by ArtsBuild and the Tennessee Arts Commission.
During the special entertainment portions of this event, we encourage guests to find a seat early in the Atrium to get a good view of the action