Chinese New Year Festival 2022 Kickoff & Mini Parade (SF)
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St. Mary’s Square | Kearny St. and Quincy St., San Francisco, CA
Submitted by the Event Organizer
Alaska Airlines Chinese New Year Festival & Parade kicks off its month-long celebration on Saturday, January 29, 2022 at 10:00AM in San Francisco’s Chinatown with a mini parade and ribbon cutting ceremony.
Please note this is mini preview event and different from the full Chinese New Year Parade which is scheduled for February 19, 2022
Each year the Chinese New Year festivities start with a Mini-Procession and Ribbon Cutting ceremony, where select parade participants march down the streets of Chinatown, following the original 1860s Parade route from the historic St. Mary’s Square down Grant Avenue onto the Flower Fair’s Main Stage. Giant walking puppets, costumed stilt walkers, mischievous lions, and colorful ribbon and fan dancers will grace the streets of Chinatown.
The procession is short, starting about 10:30am and ending at the main stage (Pacific near Grant) around 11am.
Following the procession, city dignitaries will join other honored guests on stage to officially open the Festival with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.
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