Lunar New Year Celebration

Lunar New Year Celebration

We were pleased to continue our annual Lunar New Year celebration and ring in the Year of the Rat with showcases of Chinese and Korean culture, as well as a special display of Winter Lanterns. See you again next year!

REACH Winter Lanterns | Jan. 22 - Feb 2

The REACH Winter Lanterns

The REACH glowed with the D.C. debut of stunning Winter Lanterns crafted by Chinese artisans made up of 10,000 colored LED lights, including the Chinese Four Symbols and 12 Zodiac Signs, Panda Grove, and Mushroom Garden display.

Along with the beautiful lantern displays, visitors enjoyed performances and artisan demonstrations, food trucks, and more.

Highlights from our 2018 Lunar New Year Festival

For 3 days in February 2018, thousands came to The Kennedy Center to celebrate the Year of the Dog with festivities, including special events showcasing the arts and culture of China’s Chengdu plain.

Visitors enjoyed a stunning performance by the Shenzhen Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Tan Dun, as well as FREE performances of Chengdu puppetry, Chengdu traditional music, Sichuan Opera, folk dances, acrobatics and a wonderful day of hands-on activities and entertainment at the "Panda Chengdu" Family day.

Lunar New Year 2018

Highlights from our 2018 Lunar New Year Festival

For 3 days in February 2018, thousands came to The Kennedy Center to celebrate the Year of the Dog with festivities, including special events showcasing the arts and culture of China’s Chengdu plain.

Visitors enjoyed a stunning performance by the Shenzhen Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Tan Dun, as well as FREE performances of Chengdu puppetry, Chengdu traditional music, Sichuan Opera, folk dances, acrobatics and a wonderful day of hands-on activities and entertainment at the "Panda Chengdu" Family day.

Upcoming International Events

Pan American Symphony Orchestra

Bossa Nova and Beyond

PASO: Bossa Nova and Beyond

Sat. Feb. 29, 2020

February is Carnival time and the Pan American Symphony Orchestra (PASO) takes you on a journey to Rio de Janeiro with the sensuous sounds of bossa nova and more!

Currently Sold Out

Falun Dafa Association

Shen Yun

Apr. 7 - 12, 2020

Shen Yun — Take an enlightening journey through 5,000 years!

Pan American Symphony Orchestra 

Tango of the Americas

PASO: Tango of the Americas

Sun. Apr. 19, 2020

The Pan American Symphony Orchestra celebrates the diversity and virtuosity of tango music across the Americas.