There's a free Lunar New Year celebration at the San Francisco Botanical Garden. There are special performances and hands-on activities to celebrate the Year of the Sheep and the many magnolias from China blooming in the Garden. Performances by the White Crane Lion Dancers, lively folk dances by The San Francisco Sunset Recreation Center Dance Troupe, tai chi performances with dazzling sword forms by Jing Cai Tai Chi Team and more.
Family-friendly children’s activities include garden crafts and special story times in the library with Oliver Chin that celebrate the customs, traditions, food and lore of the Lunar New Year. See the full schedule here.
When: February 21 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Performances and activities take place in and around the County Fair Building near the Garden entrance at 9th Ave and Lincoln Way.
Cost: free with admission to the garden (garden entrance is free for SF residents with proof of residency). Nonresidents: $7 general, $5 youth 12-17 and seniors; $2 children 5-11; children 4 and under free. Families of 2 adults and one or more child pay just $15