Press Release February 8 2022

For Immediate Release

info@panananightmarket.com

 

The First Annual Eastvale Lantern Festival is coming in Feb 2022

 

(February 19-20, 2022) – The City of Eastvale, in conjunction with the Eastvale Chinese American Association and Panana Events is excited to announce the launch of our inaugural Lantern Festival. This two-day event will take place February 19 from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and February 20 from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

 

The Lantern Festival marks the final day of the Lunar New Year celebrations and has centuries old tradition and influence on many countries in East and Southeast Asia. This day marks the first full moon of the Lunar New Year. People will hang lanterns out and eat rice ball dumplings, the circle theme representing the reunion of the family.

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The event will kick off with an opening ceremony featuring a Lion Dance on the stage from 11:30am-1:00pm on Saturday Feb 19. The opening ceremony will be attended by the Mayor Clint Lorimore, Eastvale City Council - Mayor Clint Lorimore, Mayor Pro Tem Todd Rigby, Jocelyn Yow, Christian Dinco, and Brandon Plott, State Assembly Member-Sabrina Cervantes, State Senator Richard Roth representative, Corona-Norco Unified School District: Board Member Lisa Marroquin, Staff: Dr Lisa Simon , Mr. Glen Gonsalvez, Rondo School of Discovery Principle: Dr. Trevor Dietrich, River Heights Elementary Principle Dr. Teri Dudley, Eastvale Police Chief: Marcus Boydd and ECAA Leadership: Howard Feng & Veronica Li, and Panana Events leadership Eric Luan and Henry Wu.

At the stage, performers from all around Eastvale will showcase their talents. Must watch shows include traditional Chinese dance by ECAA, modern dance from Tang Arts and Performing Studios, traditional instruments such as Chinese erhu and zither by DEC, Kungfu performances and so much more.

 

The event will also host 16 unique food vendors and 3 food trucks. Be sure to come with an empty stomach to enjoy unique bites and mouthwatering drinks. This year’s lineup includes Korean BBQ grilled fresh to order, lamb skewers with cumin and pepper, steamed buns, dumplings, boba milk teas with any flavor you want and more!

 

At the marketplace, local and regional artisans will be on hand selling traditional and modern goods, including hand cut paper art, handmade jewelry and clothing, terra cotta dolls, Japanese dolls, and hand-written calligraphy from China and Vietnam. Also be sure to check out local artists drawing caricatures, manga, henna, and custom paintings. At night, the marketplace will be lit by stunning lanterns in tradition of the Lantern Festival.

 

Young children can play their heart out on the fun-zone inflatable rides. They include a 40’ obstacle course, 20’ tall rock wall climb, and jumpers among many more. Best of all, all rides are free!

 

"Coming together as a community to celebrate Eastvale's diversity is a priority for the Eastvale City Council, and we're excited to partner with these community groups and join in the celebration,” said Mayor Clint Lorimore.

 

The Lantern Festival will be “a great opportunity for the Chinese community to share their culture with others” said President of ECCA, Howard Feng.

 

The 2022 Eastvale Lantern Festival is presented by Panana Events, The City of Eastvale, and Eastvale Chinese American Association (ECAA).

 

Event date and time: 

Saturday Feb 19 2022 11am-8pm 

Sunday Feb 20 2022 11am-7pm

 

Admission is free and parking is free. For more information please visit pananaevents.cominstagram.com/pananaevents,

Press Release December 14 2021

For Immediate Release

info@panananightmarket.com

 

The Riverside Lunar Festival is returning in 2022

 

(January 29-30, 2022) - Since 2010, the Riverside Lunar Festival has been a celebration of Asian American culture for the city of Riverside and the Inland Empire. After a one-year hiatus from the pandemic, the event will be back at the same location in beautiful Downtown Riverside. From red lanterns to lion dancing, everyone is welcome to come and experience the festive atmosphere of the Year of the Tiger!

 

The Tiger is the third of the 12 Zodiacs and 2022 is the beginning of a new Lunar Calendar. In many Asian cultures, the tiger is regarded as the king of the jungle and in mythology can chase away the bad luck from the previous year. Together, let us celebrate the new year’s fortunes.

The event will kick off with an opening ceremony on Mission Inn Ave from 11:30am-1:00pm on Saturday Jan 29. Be sure to check out the Taiko Drummers, Lion & Dragon Dance performances, and Shaolin Kungfu.

At the stage, performers from all around LA will showcase their talents during the event. Must watch shows include, traditional Chinese dance by Inland HuaXia ECAA, Tang Arts and Performing Studios, K-Pop from M.A.D Dance Studios, traditional instruments from Merano Cultural Group, and Japanese Taiko Drums from UCR. There will also be martial arts demonstration from Filipino Martial Arts and so much more.

 

Food is always a central part of any Lunar New Year celebration. This year will host some of the best and unique food vendors in the IE. Be sure to come with an empty stomach to enjoy unique bites and mouthwatering drinks. Craving lamb skewers seasoned with cumin, steamed buns and dumplings, or flame grilled squid the size of your face? You’ve come to the right place!

 

At the marketplace, local and regional artisans will be on hand selling traditional and modern goods, including hand cut paper art, handmade jewelry and clothing, terra cotta dolls, Japanese dolls, and hand-written calligraphy from China and Vietnam. Also be sure to check out local artists drawing caricatures, manga, henna, and custom paintings.

 

Young children can experience the fun-zone inflatable rides, including a 40’ obstacle course, 20’ tall rock wall climb, and princess (Disney) jumper among many more. Kids can also experience the Japanese game machine corner and unique prizes you can win. Kids can come away with a unique Lunar New Year experience.

 

“The Lunar Festival is a traditional festival in China. It is not only the most important festival for China, but also for many countries in East Asia and Southeast Asia. The Riverside Lunar Festival has been around for a long time and has both colorful cultural displays and mouth-watering food. One year after the festival is interrupted by the epidemic, the Riverside Lunar Festival has returned and in the Year of Tiger, I wish every resident prosperity in your work and life!” Greetings from TaiYu Wang, cultural minister of Chinese Consulate in Los Angeles.

 

“This event brings the community together by bringing people to downtown to celebrate and I’m glad it’s coming back to Riverside” says Erin Edwards, Riverside City Council Ward 1.

 

The 2022 Riverside Lunar Festival is presented by Panana events with support from the The City of Riverside, ICAA, UC Riverside CSSA.

 

Event date and time: 

Saturday Jan 29 2022 11am-8pm 

Sunday Jan 30 2022 11am-7pm

 

Admission is free and parking is free. For more information please visit pananaevents.cominstagram.com/pananaevents,