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Chinese New Year in the Desert Festival

Opening Ceremonies – Friday, Feb. 7 at 6:30 p.m. on the 3rd Street Stage - Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn G. Goodman will help kick-off the New Year by participating in the Opening Ceremonies and ribbon cutting on Friday, Feb. 7 at 6:30 p.m. on the 3rd Street Stage (next to the D, Four Queens and Fremont). The New Year will be greeted with a performance from wind ensemble The Desert Winds and a live authentic dragon dance by Las Vegas Lohan School of Shaolin complete with virtual firecrackers on Viva Vision (the largest video screen in the world measuring 1,500 feet long and suspended 90 feet above the street), an eye painting ceremony and performers dressed in elaborate costumes.

Race to the World Zumba® Record - Saturday, Feb. 8 - On Saturday, Feb. 8 thousands of Zumba® participants from all over the valley will attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the Largest Zumba® Class. On-site registration begins at 11 a.m. by the 3rd Street Stage with the Zumbathon taking place from 1-3 p.m. On-line pre-registration is highly encouraged and can be completed by logging on to http://www.cnyinthedesert.com/events/zumba-world-record/. Packet pick-up will start on Thursday, Feb. 6, 5 p.m. at the Downtown Grand Hotel & Casino.

McDonald’s Las Vegas Spring Festival Parade - Sunday, Feb. 9 - On Sunday, Feb. 9 local businesses, organizations, bands, drill teams, and dance groups will come together to celebrate the Chinese Lunar New Year during the McDonald’s Las Vegas Spring Festival Parade. Parade participants will showcase their talent and creativity with the most extravagant floats in vibrant colors to commemorate the rich history of the most important holiday of the Asian community. Cox Communications will be broadcasting the Parade. Starting at 11 a.m. at the intersection of Gass Avenue and 4th Street, the McDonald’s Las Vegas Spring Festival Parade will travel up 4th Street through Fremont Street Experience and end at the intersection of 4th Street and Ogden Avenue.

When: Friday, Feb. 7, 2014
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Where: Fremont Street Experience, 425 Fremont St, Las Vegas

Cost: Not available

Age limit: Not available

Categories: festival

Event posted Jan. 22, 2014
Last updated Jan. 22, 2014

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