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Chinese New Year Parade

Named one of the world’s top 10 parades, see lion dances, acrobats & firecrackers
By - posted 2/22/2013

Chinese New Year ParadeNamed 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.

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.

2013 Chinese New Year Parade
Saturday, February 23, 2013, 5:15-8pm
Chinatown, San Francisco
FREE

Some of the parade highlights include:

  • Elaborately decorated floats
  • School marching bands
  • Martial arts group, stilt walkers, lion dancers, Chinese acrobatics
  • The newly crowned Miss Chinatown USA
  • The Golden Dragon – over 201 feet long and always featured at the end of the parade as the grand finale; it will be accompanied by over 600,000 firecrackers.

The 2013 parade starts on Market, goes up Geary, down Post and ends on Kearny at Columbus.

Chinese New Year Parade


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