Chinese New Year in San Francisco is one of the most exciting festivals of the year boasting an incredible line up of traditional foods and special events in Chinatown and around the city. On February 23, 2013 the celebration comes to a spectacular crescendo with the vibrant Chinese New Year parade in San Francisco that features hundreds of gorgeous floats, fabulous costumes, exploding fireworks, marching bands, acrobats, beautiful Miss Chinatown and much more.
SF Chinatown comes to life during this annual tradition that dates back to historic days of the Gold Rush. One of the major highlights is the stunning 268-foot dragon that is carried through the neighborhoods of San Francisco by a martial arts team of over 100 members. This two and half hour San Francisco Chinese New Year parade can be viewed along the route or spectators can purchase bleacher seats that offer an up close look at all of the fun excitement. This visual feast only comes once a year, so start planning for this SF Chinese New Year event that you will never forget.
February 23, 2013, Parade starts at 5:15pm