Chinatown Arts Festival Celebration

Sat Sep 30, 2023
11:00am to 3:30pm ET
Age: All ages
Price: Free
Boston Chinatown

Celebrate the rich cultural fabric of Boston Chinatown and the Asian American Pacific Islander creative community through vibrant window murals, live performances, and creative activities for all. 

This year’s celebration of Experience Chinatown Arts Festival will be held at Auntie Kay and Uncle Frank Chin Park on the Greenway. Visitors are invited to celebrate the rich cultural fabric of Boston Chinatown through a variety of creative activities:

-       Guided tours of Experience Chinatown murals at 11:15 am or 1:00 pm

-       Live performances by local musicians including soft-punk solo project TIFFY, singer-songwriter Maddie Lam, and Canto-pop cover band JukSing

-       Contemporary Dance performance by the Continuum Dance Project as part of the Momentum Greenway Dance Program

-       Traditional Chinese lion dance by Nuwa Athletic Club

Throughout the festival’s duration from now through October 14, visitors and residents are invited to view colorful and bold window murals at participating local businesses and organizations, addressing the 2023 Experience Chinatown mural prompt of “What makes a community thrive?” 

Murals on display throughout Chinatown by artists include:

  • “What Makes a Community Thrive” by BCNC Youth Center, 38 Ash Street
  • “A Communal Blend” by Jennifer Duan at APM Coffee, 99 Kneeland Street
  • “Unity” by Jinyi Duan at Crave Chinatown, 75 Kneeland Street
  • “Welcoming Dishes” by Yuan-yuan Wang at WakuWaku, 2 Tyler Street
  • “We Protect Each Other” by Yixuan Zeng at Q Restaurant, 660 Washington Street
  • “Let’s Eat” by Jialu Zou at Happy Lamb Hotpot Boston, 693 Washington Street

All events are family-friendly, free to the public and open to all.

** Activity dates/times are subject to change. Please click through to the activity website to verify.