Marysville Chinese Community Hosts 144th Bok Kai Weekend Celebration in Marysville, CA March 8-10
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Marysville, CA — The historic Bok Kai Temple is thrilled to announce the eagerly anticipated 144th Bok Kai Weekend, March 9 -10, 2024 in downtown Marysville, Ca.

MARYSVILLE, Calif. - Californer -- Bok Kai Weekend commemorates the Chinese deity, Bok Eye, or Bok Kai, honored for his power to control water, a crucial aspect in the history of Marysville. The festivities blend traditional rituals with modern entertainment, showcasing the dynamic cultural tapestry of the region and the community.

The two-day event features an array of activities, including:

1. **Parade and Street Fair**:

Join the parade winding through the streets of Marysville, followed by a bustling street fair offering delicious food, captivating performances, and artisanal crafts. An evening fireworks show that is sure to please!

2. **Cultural Performances**: Experience Chinese culture through captivating performances, martial arts demonstrations, and traditional music and dance.

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3. **Historical Exhibits**: Delve into the rich history of Marysville and the Bok Kai Temple through engaging exhibits and guided tours, offering insights into the cultural significance of Bok Kai and the temple's enduring legacy.

4. **Firing of the Rings**: "Bomb Day" is a unique event that is no longer found anywhere in the U.S. and from what we can tell the world.

"We are excited to welcome the community to Bok Kai Weekend, a celebration honoring our heritage, fostering unity and camaraderie," said Jon Lim, spokesperson for the Bok Kai Temple. "This event is a testament to the enduring legacy of Bok Kai and the rich culture of Marysville."

Bok Kai Weekend is a testament to the thriving multicultural heritage of Marysville, underscoring the importance of preserving and celebrating diverse traditions for future generations to enjoy.




2PM-10PM Live Music

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7:30PM - Fireworks


9 AM - 1 PM Rib cook-off: judging at noon, Yuba County Library

9 AM - 3 PM Car show

10 AM - 3 PM Martial arts and Chinese Cultural performances.

4 PM - Firing of rings

*Vendors until 4 PM both days

For more information about Bok Kai Weekend and the schedule of events, visit Bok Kai Temple's official website ( (

The Bok Kai Temple, located in Marysville, California, is a historic landmark dedicated to the Chinese deity Bok Eye, or Bok Kai. Built in 1860 and dedicated in 1880, one of the oldest Chinese temples in North America continually serving as a focal point for cultural and religious activities.

Jon Lim

Source: Marysville Chinese Community
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