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The celebration will take place at the central pavilion in Riverfront Park on February 5 at 1 p.m.

SPOKANE, Wash. — For the first time since 1933, Spokane will celebrate the Lunar New Year.

The celebration will take place at the central lodge in Riverfront Park on Saturday, February 5 at 1 p.m. Festivities will include Asian, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander cultural organizations, entertainers, food trucks and live cultural performances throughout the day.

A fireworks display at 7 p.m. will serve as the grand finale to mark the Year of the Tiger.

“It’s amazing to bring this event back to Spokane after an 89-year absence, and especially after a very difficult few years for Asian communities,” said event committee chair Vina Cathcart. “We are thrilled to bring a unifying celebration that not only celebrates the Lunar New Year, but also offers the whole community the opportunity to share an essential part of Asian culture and heritage.”

A horde of gifts enclosed in the traditional red envelopes will also be presented during the event. These giveaways include chances to win free carousel rides, tickets to Spokane’s chefs, and gift cards to local restaurants and businesses.

in addition, United We Stand of Spokane and the Spokane Hispanic Company Association of Professionals (HBPA) will also co-host a COVID-19 vaccination clinic throughout the celebration for anyone choosing to receive their first, second or booster dose of the vaccine.

This event is free and for all ages. The community is invited and encouraged to attend. The first 500 attendees will receive a bag full of New Year’s goodies courtesy of BECU.

For more event information, visit the United We Stand in Spokane website.

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