Golden Dragon Parade & Chinese New Year Festival

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Golden Dragon Parade & Chinese New Year Festival
Photograph: Courtesy Chinatown Business Improvement District

Join in one of LA's oldest traditions at the 117th (count them—117!) annual Chinese New Year parade and festival in Downtown's Chinatown. The Chinatown Central Plaza celebration brings multi-stage acts from kung fu demos to traditional music acts. 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 monkey, but the main attraction is the yearly Golden Dragon Parade, which makes its route (kicking off at Hill and Ord Streets, and concluding at Broadway and Cesar Chavez) on Saturday from 1-3pm.

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Andrew Y

It's a great event. Parking is a problem because it's a city... Just plan ahead. There's a Chinatown Gold Line Station and it's two blocks from the parade route. Park at any one of the Gold Line stations for free and take the train in. It's only $1.75!

alex H
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Bobby D, I love your review, it's pure conspiratorial bull shit though.  The parade is fun, in case anyone is actually wondering.  Parking is the only problem.  Be prepared to pay, get there early, or walk a long distance. 

Bobby D
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Chinese new year is a great party time in the USA, LA -  fun, foods, family, but please don't party too hard & happy, china is laughing at you, seeking to put america in an economic recession by illegal business tactics, then where will all of your precious sons work? Retail? Mcdonalds, burger king? All of the good jobs will be gone, then you won't be so happy on chinese new year, then quickly you will start singing the star spangled banner, but by then it will be too late.