Full Moon Lantern Festival

The first Full Moon Lantern Festival will feature lion dancers Feb. 1 in downtown Glendale.

Downtown Glendale starts the Lunar Year with its first Full Moon Lantern Festival Saturday, Feb. 1.

This free event will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The event brings in the Year of the Rat during the first cycle of the moon for 2020. 

The family-friendly event showcases lion dancers, taiko drummers and martial arts demonstrations. 

Activities also include Asian-inspired fashion shows and an interactive moon meditation yoga. 

“Join us in historic downtown Glendale to start off the Lunar Year and celebrate community and goodwill,” said Hsiao Hsien Chu, event founder and owner of Evergreen Center of Oriental Medicine.

A free event-themed art activity will be presented by the WHAM Art Association. The art activity is funded by the city of Glendale. 

Many of the shops and restaurants in downtown Glendale will feature activities, interactive demonstrations, store promotions and special sales throughout the day. Shops will be decorated with colorful lantern streamers and will distribute traditional red envelopes with new year blessings, special offers and an ancient coin.

The Arizona Information Center, 5836 W. Palmaire Avenue, will have festival activity lists and walking maps.

The Full Moon Lantern Fest is sponsored by the Historic Downtown Glendale Merchants.

Association, Evergreen Center of Oriental Medicine, Glendale Ambassadors, Glendale Chamber of Commerce and Visit Glendale.

For more information, visit visitdowntownglendale.com.