Argyle Lunar New Year

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12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Argyle Station

About the Event:

The annual Argyle Lunar New Year Parade is a decades-old Uptown tradition celebrating the start of the new Lunar Year. We hope you’ll join us as we kick off the YEAR OF THE PIG with music, colorful lion dances, entertainment, and more! Come along with a processional of local groups and floats starting near the Argyle “L” stop. Join Alderman Harry Osterman, Uptown United, and the Argyle business community for this special event!

Argyle Lunar New Year Celebration
Date: February 9, 2019
Parade: 1:00 PM (starts at Argyle & Winthrop)
Program: 1:45 PM (at Argyle & Winthrop)

Parade will kick-off at Argyle & Winthrop promptly at 1:00 PM and will head east along Argyle St., south along Sheridan Rd., west along Ainslie St., and north along Broadway back to Argyle St.

Latin School of Chicago
4956 N. Sheridan – corner of Sheridan and Argyle
The Latin School Community Space welcomes you to drop in for a fun-filled day of art workshops and family-friendly Lunar New Year fun.

Chicago Public Library – Bezazian Branch
1226 W Ainslie (near intersection of Broadway/Ainslie)
12:00 – 12:45pm
Year of the Pig story time and crafts!

Before and after the parade, be sure to stop in to the many local businesses on Argyle offering a variety of goods, gifts, drinks, and menu items:

A Touch of China
Hiep Loi Gift
Tai Nam Food Market
Viet Hoa Market

First Sip Cafe
Bambu Desserts & Drinks – Chicago
Ice Station
La Patisserie P
T’oui macaron

Ba Le Sandwich Shop & Bakery
Cafe Hoang Restaurant
Furama Chicago
Hai Yen Restaurant
Hon Kee Restaurant BBQ -n- Seafood
Honeymoon Cafe
Hồng Ngự
Immm Rice & Beyond
Nha Hang Viet Nam
NhaTrang Restaurant
Pho 777
Phở Loan
Phố Việt
Pho Xe Lua
Sun Wah Barbecue Restaurant
Tank Noodle
Thai Pastry Restaurant
Uptown Pho

Celebrate the 12th sign of the Chinese zodiac, the pig, with a $12 value coupon from ParqEx. $4 off your next three transactions. Check out the ParqEx spot listings at 5051 N Broadway for your Uptown parking needs! This coupon is only available a short time, so act quick by clicking the link:


Volunteers needed! The 48th Ward and Uptown United are looking for volunteer parade marshals for the parade. If you are interested in supporting this effort, please email PC Gooden-Smiley at


A special thank you to the 20th District Chicago Police Department and the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events.