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Thursday, March 4, 2010

119. Chinese Lantern Festival - 3/6

Something cultural AND free = cheap date idea!
If you missed out on last month's Golden Dragon Parade and Lunar New Year Festival (Cheap Date Idea #107), you have another chance for some cultural diversity on this Saturday, March 6th. The Annual Chinese Lantern Festival is an event that always marks the closing of the Chinese New Year Festivities.

With 7 hours filled with FREE entertainment starting at noon, the list is too long to post here. To highlight a few, there will be various stage performances by folk dancers, acrobats, magicians, as well as several arts and crafts booths. You and your partner can do face painting... Or how about try the art of lantern-making or origami? It may look easy but I bet it won't be. Make sure to stay for the closer: The Silver Dragon Parade! Check the website for a map and complete schedule.

Of course, the one day that it is expected to rain has to be on the day of another festival and parade. Stay tuned for weather updates on Saturday. Maybe we will get lucky like we did for the Golden Dragon Parade/Lunar New Year Festival and the Long Beach Mardi Gras Festival. The festival's website does not give any indication about going on rain or shine though. Stay tuned...

Approximate cost of creative date idea = Free Admission.
Actual value of the cheap date idea = Priceless.
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