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Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Chinatown LA Chinese New Year Dragon Parade Celebration

Experience the Chinese Lunar New Year Celebration in Chinatown LA with the dragon dance parade plus performances, food trucks, cultural artisans and family workshops.

WHERE: Chinatown Los Angeles
WHEN: Saturday, February 1, 2014 to Sunday, February 2, 2014 


115th Golden Dragon Parade: Sat, Feb 1st 1pm-3pm ONLY
(commencing at Hill and Ord Streets and concluding at Broadway and Cesar Chavez).

Grand Marshal is LA Mayor Eric Garcetti.


COST: FREE

The festival is easily accessed via Metro Gold Line rail from the Chinatown Station.




Saturday, February 1st 12pm-8pm

Central Plaza Entertainment Stage (943-951 N. Broadway)



Main Performance Stage


Live Entertainment Stage

Curated by Kevin Bronson, Buzz Bands LA


LA Gourmet Food Trucks

Craft Beer Garden


West Plaza (943 N. Hill Street)



Cultural Artisans

Calligraphy by Guojian Cui

Clay Portrait Sculpture by Keluo Xu

Face-Painting by Tai-Ling Wong

Storytelling by Barbara Wong



Family Workshop
Presented by Chinese American Museum




Sunday, February 2nd 12pm-5pm

Central Plaza Entertainment Stage (943-951 N. Broadway)





Main Performance Stage




Live Entertainment Stage


Curated by Kevin Bronson, Buzz Bands LA




LA Gourmet Food Trucks


Craft Beer Garden



West Plaza (943 N. Hill Street)



Cultural Artisans

Calligraphy by Guojian Cui

Clay Portrait Sculpture by Keluo Xu

Storytelling by Barbara Wong



Family Workshop
Presented by USC Pacific Asia Museum

In celebrating over one hundred years of tradition, the Chinese Chamber of Commerce of Los Angeles presents the 115th Annual Golden Dragon Parade. With over thousands and thousands of individuals lining the parade route and thousands viewing the telecast each year, this colorful celebration along North Broadway in Chinatown has become the premiere cultural event in the Southern California Asian-American Community.
115th Golden Dragon Parade & Chinese New Year Festival


Since the mid-1980's, the Golden Dragon Parade has expanded to include almost two dozen floats, multiple marching bands, government officials, various dignitaries, entertainers, local business leaders and cultural groups. The parade's theme emphasizes ethnic diversity, Chinese Culture and exposure to Chinese-American businesses. The parade continues to be a rich and diverse experience for Angelenos of all ages and ethnicities.
The day of the Lunar New Year is the most celebrated holiday of the year for nearly 1.5 million persons of Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese descent in Southern California. It is celebrated with colorful festivals, parades, and most importantly, large family gatherings. It is also a time when ancestors are fondly remembered and families give thanks for their blessings. Red packets of money ("Lai See" or "Hung Bao") and firecrackers add fun and excitement to the Chinese New Year celebration.

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