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Lunar New Year: Palm Street Block Party

Saturday, February 10, 11 am – 6:30 pm
Ah Louis Store
800 Palm St, San Luis Obispo CA 93401

In 2024, the historic Ah Louis Store will turn 150 years old. In dreaming up ways to pay respect to this important milestone, a Lunar New Year Palm Street Block Party felt like the perfect way to celebrate. As stewards of this incredible building for the past 7+ years, we’ve been wanting to bring back the celebrations of Palm Street and pay respect to the vibrant Chinatown that once was. We’ve worked alongside fellow Chinatown Historic District businesses, Ah Louis’ family, The City of San Luis Obispo, The History Center of San Luis Obispo County, Cal Poly students including the Experience Industry Management department and various cultural clubs, associations and historians throughout SLO.

Together, we bring you a free Lunar New Year celebration in the heart of Chinatown! At this block party you’ll find activity booths, performances, food and a place for gathering as we celebrate Lunar New Year together. San Luis Obispo’s first ever drone light show will take place at 6:30 p.m. Please save the date – Saturday, February 10, 2024 on Palm Street!

-Amber Karson & Emily Butler, Ah Louis Store (2016-present)