Argyle Lunar New Year Celebration
Saturday, February 5, 2022
12:00-4:00pm (parade kick-off at 1:00pm)
Join Uptown United and 48th Ward Alderman Harry Osterman on Argyle Street in 2022 as Uptown continues its annual tradition (going back 40+ years) of celebrating the Lunar New Year! To welcome the Year of the Tiger, we’ll be hosting the Lunar New Year Parade on Saturday February 5th (kick-off at 1:00pm sharp at Argyle & Winthrop) featuring 20+ local community groups, cultural institutions, dancers and performers! In addition, a number of local organizations are planning pop-ups with family-friendly activities that day between 12:00-4:00pm.
COVID-19 Safety Protocols
Please note that we are closely following any guidance provided for public events from the City of Chicago related to COVID-19. The parade is an outdoor celebration, and the route will cover 8 blocks with plenty of room to spread out and watch from either side. NOTE: As most parade-goers line up along both Argyle St. & Broadway, please take advantage of the roomier sidewalks on Sheridan & Ainslie to ensure everyone’s safety. The parade will kick-off at 1:00pm headed east from Argyle & Winthrop, south on Sheridan, west on Ainslie, and north on Broadway back to Argyle. Masks are encouraged.
If you would like to support this free event, along with our other free Uptown community events throughout the year, by making a tax-deductible donation to Uptown United, please click here!
Lunar New Year is a time for fresh starts—it’s about sweeping away the bad luck of the previous year to make room for the good luck of the new year. Since 1981, Uptown has celebrated the start of the new Lunar Year with celebrations, programming, food, and art.
Year of the Tiger Storytime & Crafts
For kids 2 and up with their caregivers. Capacity limit = 25, RSVP here!
Bezazian Library (1226 W Ainslie St)
Masks required, provided if needed.
Cherry Blossom Craft
1:00pm – 4:00pm
Max capacity – 20 people
3rd Space – 4956 N. Sheridan (corner of Argyle & Sheridan)
Join one of our sponsors, Great Lakes Credit Union, for a family-friendly AND eco-friendly art activity of making cherry blossom artwork using recycled plastic bottles from 12-4pm inside the 3rd Space at 4956 N Sheridan Rd. Masks required, provided if needed.
Argyle Art Walk
Enjoy the beautiful murals and artwork along Argyle at any time. Use our Uptown Public Art Map as your guide!
Check out our 2022 Guide to the Argyle Lunar New Year Celebration including maps, traditions, and info about local organizations!
To celebrate the rich culinary offerings of this neighborhood, Uptown United & the Uptown Chamber of Commerce have published a Food Guide to highlight the many unique dishes and restaurants that have established Uptown as a diverse, vibrant, thriving, and strong Chicago neighborhood.
Looking for a business to support on Argyle? Take a look at the business listing below. AND….starting on Tuesday, February 1st (Lunar New Year Holiday), you can stop by one of the businesses below indicated with a ♦ to pick up your free Lucky Envelope with a complimentary Year of the Tiger sticker, PLUS….inside just a few of these envelopes will also be a Lucky Golden Ticket good for a special Year of the Tiger gift from Uptown United. Limited quantity of lucky envelopes available per business. Please note that some businesses may be closed for the Lunar New Year on or around 2/1 so please call ahead.
Thank you to our Event Sponsors!
This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.
WATCH THE 2020 PARADE!
WATCH THE 2021 Virtual Program!