NYC Chinese food festival returns next month with expanded lineup

March 18, 2024

Photos courtesy of Dragon Fest

Dragon Fest, New York City’s first-ever outdoor Chinese food and culture festival, is returning next month after a successful debut last year. This year’s festival includes an expanded lineup, featuring 16 unique events hosted in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens from April 6 through October 6. Attendees can enjoy Chinese art, cultural traditions, and more than 100 varieties of Chinese food from esteemed local vendors such as Nan Xiang and MìLa.

At this year’s festival, attendees can expect more than 100 varieties of traditional, popular, and rare Chinese foods, including soup dumplings, dragon’s beard candy, lotus root sandwiches, sugar-coated chestnuts, grilled cold noodles, iron plate tofu, fried skewers, milk cap tea, and more.

“We are thrilled to bring Dragon Fest back with an even more ambitious lineup. Our goal is to make Chinese culture and cuisine more accessible to everyone in New York City, and this year’s expanded schedule allows us to do just that,” Biubiu Xu, founder of Dragon Fest, said.

The full schedule of this year’s Dragon Fest can be found below:

DateEvent LocationAddress
4/6/2024Broadway, 12th-13th Street835 Broadway, Manhattan
4/20/20246th Avenue, 29th-31st Street865 6th Avenue, Manhattan
4/21/20242nd Avenue, 9th-10th Street156 2nd Avenue, Manhattan
5/25/2024Astor Place4 Astor Place, Manhattan
6/16/20247th Avenue, 5th-6th Street267 7th Avenue, Brooklyn
6/22/2024Washington Square Park North, 5th-University Place5 Washington Square North, Manhattan
7/13/20246th Avenue, 22nd-23rd Street700 6th Avenue, Manhattan
7/21/20247th Avenue, 56th-57th Street881 7th Avenue, Manhattan
8/10/2024Washington Square Park North, 5th-MacDougal Street19 Washington Square North, Manhattan
8/24/2024Broadway, 12th-14th Street850 Broadway, Manhattan
8/25/20244th Avenue, 12th-13th Street123 4th Avenue, Manhattan
8/31/2024Queens Boulevard, Yellowstone-72nd Road10628 Queens Boulevard, Queens
9/8/2024Astor Place4 Astor Place, Manhattan
9/28/2024Broadway, 114-115th Street2937 Broadway, Manhattan
10/5/20244th Avenue, 12-13th Street123 4th Avenue, Manhattan
10/6/20246th Avenue, 29th-31st Street865 6th Avenue, Manhattan

Sponsors for this year’s event include renowned brands like Chi Forest, a beverage brand known for its flavored, zero-calorie sparkling waters, FOTILE, Nan Xiang, and MìLa.

Dragon Fest was held for the first time last summer, taking place over four days. Xu created the festival as a platform to share Chinese food and culture and highlight local brands and businesses through engaging events and campaigns.

The festival is free to attend. Tickets can be reserved here.


Photos courtesy of Dragon Fest

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