Lunar New Year

The City of Rockville celebrates Lunar New Year by offering a free event that celebrates Rockville’s Asian cultures with performances, to-go activities and snacks. Organized in partnership with Rockville’s Asian Pacific American Task Force, the Lunar New Year celebration is a source of pride for the city’s Asian community and an educational opportunity for neighbors to learn about Asian culture.

Event Information

Saturday, January 28, 2023
10 a.m.-1 p.m.; Performances begin at 11 a.m.
Thomas S. Wootton High School
Enter through the Dr. Michael J. Doran Auditorium Doors
2100 Wootton Pkwy, Rockville, MD 20850

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Special Events
111 Maryland Ave.
Rockville, MD 20850
Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Event Program

Time Item Performance Type
10 - 11 a.m. Meet and Greet with Community Groups  
11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.  Opening Performance by US Chinese Wushu Institute  
  Welcome by Mei Wang, Emcee   
  Remarks By John Lin, Chair of Rockville's Asian Pacific American Task Force  
  Remarks by Mayor Bridget Donnell Newton  
  Choy Wun Dance Troupe  Lion Dance
  Seasharp Music Studio  Piano 
  DC Beauty of Beijing Opera  Opera 
  Peace Mission Korean Dance Group Drumming
  Fairfax Chinese Dance Troupe Dance
  XiaoRong Dance Arts  Dance
  Mongol Erdem Dance
  Natananjali School of Dance Dance
  Closing Remarks   
12:30 -1 p.m.  To Go Bento Box, Kid's Craft Kit Distribution (while supplies last)  

Individuals with Disabilities

We encourage individuals with disabilities to register and participate in Rockville recreation programs. To adequately plan for a successful and rewarding experience, contact us via e-mail at or via phone at 240-314-8620. We ask that you inform us prior to the activity start date as ample time is needed to secure auxiliary services and aides.