When is the Chinese New Year Parade?
The Southwest Chinese New Year parade, celebrating the Year of the Snake will be on Saturday, February 23, 2013 at 5:15pm stepping off at Second and Market Street.
Where is the best place to view the parade and what time should we arrive?
The entire parade route is an excellent place to view the parade but it does get more crowded as you get closer to Chinatown. Choose a spot before 4:30pm.
Where are the handicap seatings?
Space will be provided for wheelchairs and one standing attendant per wheelchair at the bleacher zones. If the attendant wishes to sit, then he/she will need to purchase a bleacher seat ticket. Bleacher Locations:
Kearny Street (between Bush & Pine Streets)
Kearny Street (between Post & Sutter Streets)
How do I purchase bleacher seats?
Order on line www.chineseparade.com or call the Parade Office 415 340-3055
Cost is $30.00 per ticket, (10% discount will be given on the purchase of 10 or more tickets) Children under 2 are free and must be on a parent's lap. VISA/MC only. All tickets are non-refundable. Tickets will be mailed to you up to the week of the parade. Tickets ordered a week before the parade will need to be picked up. You will be given instructions at that time.
Bleacher seats are not assigned. You may sit anywhere you like. Bleachers are open, no coverage above seats. Please dress warm.
Your ticket will have the location and the parade route. Please be in your seats by 5:00 pm. (All tickets are non-refundable)
Is the parade going to be cancel if it rains? How long is the parade?
No, the parade will not be cancel if it rains and the parade is approximately 2-1/2 hours.
What is the best way to get to the parade?
We strongly suggest everyone take public transportation. More information:
Vendors interested in setting up a booth at the Flower Market Fair or the Community Fair should contact the Chinese Chamber of Commerce 415 982-3000 for more information.