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Lunar New Year 2020: A Bay Area Guide

Celebrate the Year of the Rat with fairs, festivals, parades, and celebrations.
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This is how the Bay Area celebrates Lunar New Year.

Celebrate the Year of the Rat with fairs, festivals, parades, and celebrations, leading up the crème de la crème, the San Francisco Chinese New Year Parade on Saturday, February 8, 2020.

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.


Thursday, February 2

Lunar New Year “H(API) Hour” Supporting AAPI Bars (SF)
Thursday, February 2 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP. Drinks available for purchase
| Lost and Found Cocktail Bar (SF)
Lunar New Year "H(API) Hour" Supporting AAPI Bars (SF)
Join us for the first H(API) Hour of the Year.   ~~~~~ H(API) Hour was originally created by San Francisco’s City Attorney David Chiu decades ago to bring together young Asian professionals living in the city. We are excited to revive this event series as a way to ...

Saturday, February 4

2023 Chinese New Year Street Fair in San Francisco (Feb. 4-5)
Saturday, February 4 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Chinatown
2023 Chinese New Year Street Fair in San Francisco (Feb. 4-5)

Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of Chinatown. The Chinatown Community Street Fair takes place the weekend of the Chinese New Year Parade. At the fair, experience Chinese cultural arts such as Chinese folk dancing, opera, drumming and much more at the entertainment stage on Pacific ...

Redwood City 12th Annual Lunar New Year Celebration (2023)
Saturday, February 4 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Redwood City Courthouse Square
Redwood City 12th Annual Lunar New Year Celebration (2023)
Redwood City 12th Annual Lunar New Year Celebration Saturday, February 4, 2023 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM Courthouse Square – map (Free Museum Admission this day) Redwood City, its Parks Recreation and Community Services Department, and partner Redwood City International will be hosting the 12th Annual Lunar New Year ...
Lunar New Year x Black History Month: Celebration of Black & Asian Solidarity
Saturday, February 4 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*n/a
| Oakland Asian Cultural Center
Join us on February 4th for our Lunar New Year x Black History Month community celebration to strengthen, heal, and empower AAPI and Black & African-American communities! OACC is collaborating with the Malonga Arts Residence Association (MARA) to create an intentional space for Black History and ...
2023 Chinese New Year Parade: Route + Full Details (San Francisco)
2023 Chinese New Year Parade: Route + Full Details (San Francisco)
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. It was started in the 1860s and takes place the weekend of the Chinese New Year Community Street Fair ...

Sunday, February 5

2023 Chinese New Year Street Fair in San Francisco (Feb. 4-5)
Sunday, February 5 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | Chinatown
2023 Chinese New Year Street Fair in San Francisco (Feb. 4-5)

Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of Chinatown. The Chinatown Community Street Fair takes place the weekend of the Chinese New Year Parade. At the fair, experience Chinese cultural arts such as Chinese folk dancing, opera, drumming and much more at the entertainment stage on Pacific ...

Zuangzi’s Butterfly Inception: Musical and Art Performance (Chinatown)
Sunday, February 5 – 3:00 pm | Cost: $12 | Chinese Historical Society
Zuangzi's Butterfly Inception: Musical and Art Performance (Chinatown)
Join CHSA for a special evening of experiential performance art combined with history and culture. Artist Xinye Lin explores the relationship between art, rhythm, and philosophy, utilizing all the senses in an active and interactive manner. In this site-specific performance, Lin plays the guzheng, a Chinese ...