Posted By on January 23, 2024

The San Francisco Chinese New Year Festival & Parade is thrilled to announce, Awkwafina as this year’s Parade Grand Marshal. Join us on Saturday, February 24 as we usher in the Year of the Dragon.

“It’s such an honor to serve as Grand Marshal of the San Francisco Lunar New Year Parade! I’m so excited to celebrate with our community,” says Awkwafina, who will be starring in the upcoming Kung Fu Panda 4 as Zhen, a fox who teams up with the franchise’s legendary Dragon Warrior, Po. “Having been born in the year of the dragon, I look forward to fostering growth and progress that the upcoming year will bring for us.”

2024 Chinese New Year Parade
Saturday, February 24, 2024 | 5:15 – 8 pm
Chinatown, San Francisco
FREE standing room (bleacher seats start at $41)

  • Rain or Shine
  • Parade is approximately 1.3 miles in length and lasts about 2 1/2 hours.

Nowhere in the country will you see a lunar new year parade with more gorgeous floatselaborate costumes, ferocious lions, exploding firecrackers, and of course the newly crowned Miss Chinatown U.S.A. and her court.

A crowd favorite will be the new and spectacular 288-foot Golden Dragon (“Gum Lung”). It takes a team of over 180 men and women from the martial arts group White Crane to carry this dragon throughout the streets of San Francisco.

Parade Route

The Southwest Airlines Chinese New Year Parade, celebrating the Year of the Dragon will be on Saturday, February 24, 2024 at 5:15 pm, stepping off at Second and Market Streets. It is a free event for all to attend, but tickets must be purchased to sit in the bleacher sections.

The parade starts off at 2nd and Market Streets, goes around Union Square and ends at Kearny Street & Columbus Ave. The distance of the parade route is approximately 1.3 miles. The parade is a free event for all to attend and you may stand anywhere on the parade route, behind the barricades, to watch the parade.

The map also shows the location of crossing points through the parade route. These areas can be used to safely cross the parade route but must be kept clear for emergency personnel. Please do not stand in these areas to watch the parade.

It is strongly suggested to take public transportation.

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