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Ways to Celebrate Chinese New Year in San Francisco

Chinese New Year San Francisco Parade & Festival Chinese New Year is a thrilling time to be in the Bay Area, when colorful celebrations dot the city of San Francisco. 2014 rings in the year of the horse, and you’ll find parties, festivals and all sorts of special events during January and February. While the main attraction is the popular Chinese New Year Parade, there are many other ways to celebrate in the city. Highlights of Chinese New Year in San Francisco include:
  • Chinese New Year Parade – Floats, music, dancing, dragons and drums
  • Flower Market Fair – Open air shopping for flowers, plants, candies and fruits
  • Miss Chinatown USA Pageant – Beauty competition at the Palace of Fine Arts Theater
  • Basketball Jamboree – All-day games at the Betty Ang Ong Chinese Recreation Center
  • Chinatown Run – 10k and 5k races through Chinatown, North Beach, the Embarcadero and Downtown
  • Miss Chinatown Coronation Ball – Black tie dinner and dance with the new queen and her court
  • Community Fair – Street party with dancing, drumming, acrobats, Chinese calligraphy, fortune-telling and lion dancing

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