Hotel for San Francisco Chinese New Year Parade
Come experience the largest Lunar New Year soiree outside Asia and North America’s biggest celebration of Asian culture with the San Francisco Chinese New Year Festival & Parade this February!
And for beautifully designed and maintained modern luxury accommodations for the can’t-miss affair, choose the Pullman San Francisco Bay Hotel in Redwood City. We’d love to have you celebrate the Year of the Dog—and one of the most venerable festivals in the Bay Area—with us!
The San Francisco Chinese New Year Festival & Parade
The San Francisco Chinese New Year Parade itself will take place from 6 to 8 PM on Saturday, February 24th, part of the weekend-long Chinatown Community Street Fair.
Ranked among the finest parades in the country, the event is not only the largest Chinese New Year celebration outside of Asia: It’s also the oldest, dating back to the 1860s, when Chinese immigrants who’d come to San Francisco during the California Gold Rush decided to celebrate the traditional holiday with the American twist of a parade.
More than 100 different groups participate in the mobile display of Chinese culture, which features jaw-dropping floats, costumes, and jubilant firecrackers. The centerpiece of the procession surely is the 270-foot-long Golden Dragon, a dazzling beast hoisted by more than 180 members of the local White Crane martial-arts group.
The parade commences on Market Street and follows Geary, Powell, and Post to a final stretch on Kearny.
The Chinatown Community Street Fair runs 10 AM to 4:30 PM on the 24th and from 9 AM to 5 PM on Sunday the 25th. Vendors will be selling all manner of goods and fare while musicians, singers, and dancers entertain the masses.
Meanwhile, other Lunar New Year events will be taking place throughout February all around town. On Thursday, February 22, the decades-old Miss Chinatown U.SA. Pageant goes down at the San Francisco War Memorial’s Herbst Theater at 7:30 PM; freshly coronated, Miss Chinatown and her court will also join the Chinese New Year Parade a couple of days later.
On Sunday, February 18th, meanwhile, the Asian Art Museum hosts its all-day, all-ages Lunar New Year Celebration complete with interactive cultural activities, storytelling, acrobats, and Lion Dance Drumming.
Take in North America’s Biggest Chinese New Year Parade & Celebrate the Year of the Dog With a Stay at the Pullman San Francisco Bay
Kick off the Year of the Dog in style: Book your Pullman San Francisco Bay accommodations today for the grand spectacle of the San Francisco Chinese New Year Festival & Parade on February 24th. You can find out more about public-transportation options and parking for the parade right here.