2017 Chinese New Year Parade with Cirque du Soleil | SF
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Chinatown | Kearny & Sutter, San Francisco, CA
Named one of the world’s top ten parades, the Chinese New Year Parade in San Francisco is the largest celebration of its kind outside of Asia.
Typically, over 100 groups will participate in the parade and many of the floats and specialty groups will be featuring the theme of this year’s Chinese zodiac sign.
For 2017, Cirque du Soleil will be performing in the parade.
2017 Chinese New Year Parade
Saturday, February 11, 2017 | 5:15-8 pm
Chinatown, San Francisco
FREE standing room (bleacher seats are for purchase)
Nowhere in the world will you see a lunar new year parade with more gorgeous floats, elaborate costumes, ferocious lions, exploding firecrackers, and of course the newly crowned Miss Chinatown U.S.A. and her court.
A crowd favorite is the spectacular 268′ Golden Dragon (“Gum Lung”). It takes a team of over 100 men and women from the martial arts group White Crane to carry this dragon throughout the streets of San Francisco.
Links: Event detailsCost: FREE
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