Chinese New Year Mini-Parade 2016 | Chinatown
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St. Mary’s Square | Pine St. and Quincy St., San Francisco, CA
Experience what the original Chinese New Year Parade was like 150 years ago while you sneak a peek at what the larger Lunar New Year parade will bring.
Chinese New Year Mini-Parade Preview
Saturday, January 30, 2016 | 10:30 am
Grant Ave. from California to Pacific, Chinatown
The procession begins at historic St. Mary’s Square, follows the original parade route down Grant Ave. and proceeds to the Flower Market Fair’s main stage on Washington below Grant. The procession will include lion dancers, giant walking puppets, costumed stilt walkers, drummers and dancers.
Following the procession, the mayor and other city dignitaries will join honored guests in officially opening the festival with a ribbon cutting ceremony around 10:50 am at the entertainment stage on Washington St. below Grant Ave.
Bring your family and friends and spend the day in Chinatown at the annual Flower Market Fair. You will find over 80 booths and concessions where you can purchase flowers, plants, fruits and candy for the new year.
Links: Event detailsCost: FREE
**Annual Event**, *Top Pick*, Fairs & Festivals, Kids & Families, Lunar New Year, San Francisco