Lunar New Year Festival
January 26-27, 2019, Downtown Monterey Park
The City of Monterey Park, event producer World Journal and all our food vendors, entertainers and merchants invite you to celebrate the arrival of the Year of the Pig in Monterey Park.
- Saturday, January 26, 2019, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.
- Sunday, January 27, 2019, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
- Free admission
- Five blocks of entertainment, food, family activities and vendors
- Downtown Monterey Park on Garvey Avenue between Garfield and Alhambra Avenues.
Monterey Park's Lunar New Year festival features vendors offering unique gifts and specialty items, food booths with various types of delectable items, amusement rides, and lots of live entertainment. The traditional New Year lion and dragon dancers along with firecrackers will kick-off the festival Saturday morning. Various types of entertainment will be featured on both days. A large carnival fun zone will be featured in parking lots at the corner of Garvey and Lincoln Avenues.
Past Lunar New Year events in Monterey Park have drawn crowds estimated at 50,000 to 100,000 visitors coming from all over the Southern California area. Plan on attending now for a full weekend of fun, entertainment, shopping and dining. The event is presented by the City of Monterey Park, the Monterey Park Downtown Business Improvement District Advisory Committee, and World Journal LA, LLC.
- Mark Keppel High School, 501 E. Hellman Ave., Alhambra, CA 91801. Drop off at 7-Eleven lot on Alhambra Ave.
- Repetto Elementary School, 650 Grandridge Ave., Monterey Park, CA 91754. Drop off at Lincoln Hotel parking lot behind hotel on Garfield Ave.
- Ynez Elementary School, 120 S. Ynez Ave., Monterey Park, CA 91754. No shuttle, free parking only.
Lunar New Year street closures
- East Garvey Avenue between Garfield and Alhambra Avenues will be closed from approximately 6 p.m. on Friday, January 25 until approximately 4 a.m. on Monday, January 28.
- Surrounding streets such as Baltimore, Lincoln, Russell, Nicholson, Everett and Edgley will also be closed.
- Garfield Avenue will remain open for north/south traffic
- MPK Spirit and Metro buses will be detoured. However, the MPK Spirit transfer point at Ramona and Newmark will not be affected
- For Metro info, please visit their service advisories page.