Celebrate Chinese New Year


San Francisco Chinatown

Rich in both culture and history, San Francisco’s Chinatown is the largest Chinatown outside of Asia and one of America’s oldest. Best explored on foot, Chinatown’s sloping streets are overflowing with commerce featuring scores of shops, restaurants and more. Start at the Chinatown Gate on Grant Avenue at Bush Street and wander north on Grant all the way to Broadway. Take time to explore the side streets along the way, and keep an eye out for the myriad little alleys throughout the neighborhood.

Shopping Corridor: Grant Avenue from Bush Street to Broadway.


Where to Eat in Chinatown – Spotlight Chinatown

Dim sum, bakeries, family-run restaurants and banquet halls. Chinatown’s got it all. Learn about the local business and Chinatown’s unique neighborhood character through photographs and stories.


SF Main Library Lunar New Year Celebration

It’s the Year of the Rooster. At the Main Library’s atrium area, there is a beautiful display celebrating the Lunar New Year which starts Saturday, January 28. Colorful dragons, lions, and Chinese couplets on the 4 pillars near the Information Desk welcome you to the Library and bring good luck to you.


Large-Scale Sculptures Light Up Civic Center Plaza

Display to Honor Chinese New Year and the 20th Anniversary of the Establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

Titled Sui Sui Ping An – Peace All Year Round, the sculptures are on view January 30 – March 10, 2017


CA State Elected Official Celebrate the Lunar New Year

February 3, 2017
Join Board of Equalization Chair Fiona Ma, Senator Scott Wiener, Assemblymember Phil Ting and Assemblymember David Chiu, for a Lunar New Year celebration welcoming the Year of the Rooster. By gathering as a community, we strengthen our bonds for a better future of peace, prosperity and health. Gung hay fat choy.


SF Symphony Chinese New Year Concert

February 4, 2017
Celebrate the Lunar New Year and the Year of the Rooster with the SF Symphony at this family event that draws on both ancient and contemporary Asian traditions.


Miss Chinatown U.S.A. Pageant

February 4, 2017
For nearly 60 years, lovely and talented young women from throughout the United States have come to San Francisco to compete in the annual Miss Chinatown U.S.A. Pageant. The new Queen and her Court will become goodwill ambassadors for the Chinese community throughout the new year.


Mayor Lee’s Lunar New Year Celebration at City Hall

February 9, 2017
Join Mayor Ed Lee, First Lady Anita Lee, and Supervisors Fewer, Kim, Tang, and Yee at City Hall for a Lunar New Year celebration at City Hall.


Chinatown Community Street Fair 

February 11 & 12, 2017
Now in its 28th year, the Chinese Community Street Fair will be held on the weekend of the Southwest Airlines® Chinese New Year Parade. Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of San Francisco’s exhilarating Chinatown during one of the community’s most exciting times of the year. You will find over 80 booths and concessions making this a shopper’s paradise.


Southwest Airlines Chinese New Year Parade

February 11, 2017
Over 100 units will participate in the Southwest Airlines® Chinese New Year Parade. A San Francisco tradition since just after the Gold Rush, the parade continues to delight and entertain the many hundreds of thousands of people that come to watch it on the street or tune in to watch it on television on KTVU Fox 2 or KTSF Channel 26, 6:00-8:00 p.m., on Saturday, February 11, 2017.


Chinese Historical Society of America

February 11, 2017
Join the Chinese Historical Society of America Museum before the Chinese New Year Parade for a full day of programs to welcome the Year of the Rooster! Museum admission is FREE this day, so be sure to bring your friends and family.


Chinese Culture Center

February 11, 2017
To celebrate the Lunar New Year, Chinese Culture Center is presenting Martial Spirit a celebration with performances and exhibition opening. Spring Festival is an annual showcase with musical and dance performances by local artists and Bay Area schools.


Chinese New Year 10K/5K Run/Walk

February 19, 2017
Chinese New Year Run to Benefit Youth and Teen Programs in Chinatown. This scenic route starts at Sacramento and Grant, winds its way through Chinatown, North Beach, the Embarcadero, Downtown and finishes on Kearny between California and Sacramento.

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