Chinese New Year Celebration & Grand Parade
Over 100 parade entries will dazzle the crowds at the Chinese New Year Parade, a traditional illuminated procession with colorful dancers, drummers, lanterns, and flags. Along with the decorated floats, the 268-foot-long Golden Dragon is the highlight of the celebration for many onlookers. Celebrate the advent of the Year of the Rooster at this annual cultural event.
Chinese Culture & History in San Francisco
One of the longest-running San Francisco events, the Chinese New Year Parade was first started in the 1860s. Designed to educate the community about their culture, this unique celebration is now the largest Asian cultural celebration outside of Asia. Arrive early to grab a good space, or opt for reserved seats with tickets for the grandstand on Kearny or Sutter Streets.
When & Where to Find the Parade
The Chinese New Year Parade kicks off at 5:15 pm on Saturday, February 11. The parade starts at the corner of 2nd and Market Streets, travels through Chinatown, and then ends at the corner of Jackson Streets. The procession will last until about 8 pm. Can't make it to the show? Catch the action live on TV on KTVU Channel 2.