Chinese New Year Celebration in Chattanooga

Saturday, February 24, 2018
Noon to 4 p.m.

Join Creative Discovery Museum as we celebrate the year of the Dog during our annual Chinese New Year celebration. 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.

From noon until 4 p.m., we will feature the Chien Hong School of Kung Fu Lion Dance team, Chattanooga area Chinese folkloric dancers, martial arts demonstrations, singing, chop stick activities, Chinese caligraphy, ethnic food tastings and cooking lessons.

Event schedule:

  • Noon - 1 p.m.: Cooking lesson / Chinese dumpling tasting
  • Noon - 4 p.m.: Paper dog masks and lion puppet activities
  • Noon - 4 p.m.: Chopstick activity
  • 1 p.m.: Lion dance
  • 1:30 p.m.: Chattanooga Chinese Association Folkloric dance group and music
  • 2 p.m.: Martial Arts demonstration
  • 3 p.m.: Lion dance
  • 3:30 p.m.: Chattanooga Chinese Association Folkloric dance grop and music
  • 4 p.m.: Chinese song

The Chien Hong Lion Dance Troupe is based in Atlanta, Georgia and has been serving that area since the Chien Hong School of Kung Fu's opening in 1995. The troupe is the oldest continuously performing Lion Dance team in the area. Chien Hong School Wu Guan's Chinese martial arts performing group is formed by a group of expert martial artists and is the only martial arts team that emphasizes on-stage performances.

“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.”
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