Golden Dragon Parade & Chinese New Year Festival

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Photograph: Courtesy Chinatown Business Improvement District

Join in one of LA's oldest traditions at the 116th (count them—116!) annual Chinese New Year parade and festival in Downtown's Chinatown. The two-day, neighborhood-wide celebration brings multi-stage acts from kung fu demos to traditional music acts. This year, East meets West as old meets new with food trucks for noshing, ping-pong for playing and a craft beer garden with local breweries for boozing. Families can also join in the action with kid-friendly face painting, storytelling and paper folding. It may be the year of the goat, but the main attraction is the yearly Golden Dragon Parade, which makes its route on Saturday, the 21st from 1-3pm.

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