When is the Chinese New Year Parade?
The Southwest Airlines® Chinese New Year parade, celebrating the Year of the Dog, will be on Saturday, February 24, 2018 at 5:15 p.m. stepping off at Second and Market Streets.

How can one participate in the Chinese New Year Parade?
Please read the rules and regulations and fill out the parade application posted HERE.

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 4:30 p.m.

Wheelchair and Accessible Seating Locations
First row space will be provided for wheelchairs and their attendant(s). The person in the wheel chair does not require a ticket but each attendant must have purchased a bleacher seat ticket in order to sit in the bleacher location.

How do I purchase bleacher seats?
You may order tickets securely online HERE. Tickets may also be purchased in person at the Chinese Chamber of Commerce, @ 730 Sacramento St. SF 415 982-3000

Cost is $35.00 per ticket. Children under 2 are free and must be on a parent’s lap. Tickets will be mailed to you. (All ticket sales are final and are non-refundable)
  • Please note, tickets ordered two weeks before the parade will need to be picked up in person. You will be given instructions at that time.
  • Additionally, due to the popularity of the event, there are no ticket reservations or special requests for specific sections. All sales are on a first come first served basis.

Bleacher Locations: Kearny Street (between California & Sacramento Streets)

  • Every bleacher ticket will have an assigned location and you may sit anywhere you like in your assigned location. Please be in your seats by 5:00 p.m.
  • Important: Your receipt will not permit you to sit in the bleachers, you must have your tickets.
  • No coolers and pets are allowed at the bleachers.

For questions, please contact the Parade Office @ (415) 889-8823 or cnyparade_ccc@yahoo.co

Is the parade going to be cancelled if it rains? How long is the parade?
No, the parade will not be cancelled 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: HERE

Where are the portables?
Portables will be placed throughout the parade route.

How do I setup a booth at either of the street fairs?
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. Applications are also available HERE.




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