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Chinese New Year Parade

Chinese New Year Parade

23 Sat Feb 2013

February 23 - 24
Saturday 10:00am-4:30pm
Sunday 9:00am-5:00pm
Chinese New Year Community Street Fair
Grant Avenue from California to Broadway St.
Pacific Avenue from Kearny to Stockton
Washington and Jackson Streets from Kearny to Stockton
Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of San Francisco's exhilarating Chinatown during one of the community's most exciting times of the year. Enjoy dance and music from throughout Asia and experience ancient and modern Chinese arts such as calligraphy, kite making and acrobatics.
Southwest Airlines Chinese New Year Parade
Market and Second Street to Kearny and Jackson
Location of bleachers: Kearny Street (between Sacramento & California and between Pine & Bush)
(415) 340-3055 or (415) 982-3071
February 23
Saturday 5:15pm-8:00pm

Named one of the top ten Parades in the world by the International Festivals and Events Association (IFEA), the Southwest Airlines Chinese New Year Parade in San Francisco is one of the grandest night illuminated Parades in the country.  Started in the 1860's by the Chinese in San Francisco as a means to educate the community about their culture, the Parade and Festival have grown to be the largest celebration of Asian culture outside of Asia. Parade highlights include elaborate floats, lion dancers, folk dancers, costumed elementary school groups, marching bands, stilt walkers, Chinese acrobats, and a 268 foot long Golden Dragon ("Gum Lung.") Note: Parade will also be televised live on KTVU Fox 2 and KTSF 26 (Chinese broadcast) 6-8pm.