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Monterey Park Chinese New Year Festival – 1/28/12-1/29/12, Monterey Park

Monterey Park Chinese New Year Festival

“This year’s Festival will feature vendors offering unique gifts and specialty items, food booths with various types of delectable items, amusement rides, and lots of live entertainment. The traditional Chinese New Year lion and dragon dancers along with firecrackers will kick-off the Festival Saturday morning. Various types of entertainment will be featured on both days. A large carnival fun zone will be featured in parking lots at the corner of Garvey and Lincoln Avenues.”

113th Golden Dragon Parade – 1/28/12, LA

LA Golden Dragon Parade

“In celebrating over one hundred years of tradition, the Chinese Chamber of Commerce of Los Angeles presents the 113th Annual Golden Dragon Parade. With over thousands and thousands of individuals lining the parade route and thousands viewing the telecast each year, this colorful celebration along North Broadway in Chinatown has become the premiere cultural event in the Southern California Asian-American Community.

​ Since the mid-1980’s, the Golden Dragon Parade has expanded to include almost two dozen floats, multiple marching bands, government officials, various dignitaries, entertainers, local business leaders and cultural groups. The parade’s theme emphasizes ethnic diversity, Chinese Culture and exposure to Chinese-American businesses. The parade continues to be a rich and diverse experience for Angelenos of all ages and ethnicities.”

  • WHERE: Parade Route: Hill Street at Temple toward Bernard. Right on Bernard, right on Broadway back to Broadway & Temple.
  • WHEN: Saturday, 1/28/12, 1pm
  • HOW MUCH: FREE to view from the street!
  • MORE INFO: http://www.lagoldendragonparade.com/index.html

Happy Lunar New Year from Some Kind of Asian!

Happy Year of the Dragon (Lunar Year 4710), everybody! Be sure to check back on Some Kind of Asian for upcoming events dedicated to celebrating the start of the lunar new year!

A Sneak Peek:
1/27/12-1/29/12 – Tet Festival in Garden Grove
1/28/12 – Golden Dragon Parade in LA Chinatown
1/28/12-1/29/12 – Chinese New Year Festival in Monterey Park
1/29/12 – Lunar New Year Celebration at the San Francisco Zoo
2/11/12 – Chinese New Year Parade in San Francisco
2/11/12 – San Francisco Symphony Chinese New Year Community concert and Celebration 2012
2/11/12-2/12/12 – Chinatown Community Street Fair in San Francisco