The annual Argyle Lunar New Year Celebration is a decades-old Uptown tradition celebrating the start of the new Lunar Year. We hope you’ll join us as we kick off the YEAR OF THE RAT with music, colorful lion dances, entertainment, and more! Come along with a processional of local groups and floats starting near the Argyle “L” stop. Join Alderman Harry Osterman, Uptown United, and the Argyle business community for this special event!

Argyle Lunar New Year Celebration
Date: Saturday, February 1, 2020
Pop-up activities:  12:00pm – 4:00pm (locations TBD)
Parade: 1:00 PM (starts at Argyle & Winthrop)
Program: 1:45 PM (at Argyle & Winthrop)

Parade will kick-off at Argyle & Winthrop promptly at 1:00 PM and will head east along Argyle St., south along Sheridan Rd., west along Ainslie St., and north along Broadway back to Argyle St.

FAMILY-FRIENDLY POP-UPS to be announced!

Before and after the parade, be sure to stop in to the many local businesses on Argyle offering a variety of goods, gifts, drinks, and menu items:

A Touch of China
Hiep Loi Gift
Tai Nam Food Market
Viet Hoa Market

Bambu Desserts & Drinks – Chicago
Bingo Tea
First Sip Cafe
La Patisserie P

T’oui Macaron & Patisserie
Uptown Cafe & Gallery

Ba Le Sandwich Shop & Bakery
Cafe Hoang Restaurant
Furama Chicago
Hai Yen Restaurant
Hon Kee Restaurant BBQ -n- Seafood
Honeymoon Cafe
Hồng Ngự
Immm Rice & Beyond
Miss Saigon

Nha Hang Viet Nam
Nha Trang Restaurant
Pho 777
Pho 888
Phở Loan

Phố Việt
Pho Xe Lua
Sun Wah Barbecue Restaurant
Tank Noodle
Thai Pastry Restaurant
Tweet, Let’s Eat

Uptown Pho



Driving over to the Uptown neighborhood? Consider parking in VAI’s public lot located at 5019 N Winthrop Ave, Chicago, IL 60640Rates are competitive and proceeds go toward:

    • Culturally-competent home care for seniors
    • After school programming for local elementary and middle school students
    • Summer camp for youth in our community
    • English and Civic Education classes for immigrants, refugees, and asylees
    • Legal assistance and representation for those who need it most
    • Advocacy efforts and rallying around issues that most affect our community

The Vietnamese Association of Illinois (VAI) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that focuses on serving diverse communities, fostering unity, and promoting Vietnamese American identity.


VOLUNTEERS needed! The 48th Ward and Uptown United are looking for volunteer parade marshals for the parade. If you are interested in supporting this effort, please email PC Gooden-Smiley at


A special thank you to the 20th District Chicago Police Department and the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events.