Celebrate Lunar New Year 2024 in Asheville

Ring in the Year of the Dragon with a few events around the city.

Four dishes of different dumplings, one glass of beer, and two red lanterns sit on a wooden table.

Eat, drink, and celebrate the new year.

Photo by Nelson Morlock via Highland Brewing

The Lunar New Year is coming up this Saturday, Feb. 10, marking the beginning of the Year of the Dragon (or, in some cultures Year of the Naga) and a time for feasting, celebrating, and preparing for the year ahead.

Here are a few local ways to ring in the new year.

  • Lunar New Year 2024 | Saturday, Feb. 10 | 12 p.m. | Pop Bubble Tea, 640 Merrimon Ave., Ste. 103, Asheville | Pop will decorate the shop for the New Year and serve up two special drinks + a blessing through Saturday, Feb. 24.
  • Lunar New Year Taproom Celebration | Saturday, Feb. 10 | 12-10 p.m. | Taproom at Highland Brewing Co., 12 Old Charlotte Hwy., Ste. 200, Asheville | Free | Enjoy music + experiences, indulge your tastebuds with Bun Intended, El Kimchi, Pop Bubble Tea, and Nibbly Onigiri, and get a first taste of Wooden Dragon(fruit) Wheat, Highland’s collaboration with Seattle’s Lucky Envelope Brewing.
  • Dumpling and Beer Pairing | Sunday, Feb. 18 | 1-3 p.m. | Barrel Room at Highland Brewing Co., 12 Old Charlotte Hwy., Ste. 200, Asheville | $45 | Highland Brewing and Bun Intended are collaborating on an artful fusion of craft beer and dumplings for this guided tasting.