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Weekend Adventurer: LunarFest (Vancouver 2010 Asian Cultural Olympiad)

During the 2010 Winter Olympic Games there will be several different sites in and around the lower mainland to explore - these Cultural Olympiads will reflect different cultures from around the World. One such events is LunarFest occuring on Granville Street in Downtown and the Richmond City Hall Plaza which celebrates Asia.

The LunarFest is part of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games Cultural Olympiad.January 22nd marks the start of LunarFest, the Asian Cultural Olympiad for the 2010 Winter Olympics. Visitors can enjoy displays of thousands of lanterns decorated by children as well as artisans on site, cultural performances, celebrations for the Chinese New Year (February 13 to 14)and other activities. The celebration will take place in two locations:Thousands of lanterns decorated by children will be on display during LunarFest.

  • Downtown Vancouver: 700 Block of Granville Street (Between Georgia and Robson): January 22 to February 28, 2010
  • Richmond: Richmond City Hall Plaza (Richmond O Zone - Olympic Live Site): February 8 to February 28, 2010.

Many events are occurring during LunarFest such as the Lantern Forest; Love, Life and Light; My Story, My World; Lantern Festivals in Asia; and Welcoming the Majestic Tiger at Granville Street and Winter Wonderland in Richmond - Check the official website for more details.

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