Golden Dragon Parade & Chinese New Year Festival
Join in one of LA's oldest traditions at the 117th (count them-117!) annual Chinese New Year parade and festival in Downtown's Chinatown. The Chinatown Central Plaza celebration brings multi-stage acts from kung fu demos to traditional music acts. East meets West as old meets new with food trucks for noshing, ping-pong for playing and a craft beer garden with local breweries for boozing. Families can also join in the action with kid-friendly face painting, storytelling and paper folding. It may be the year of the monkey, but the main attraction is the yearly Golden Dragon Parade, which makes its route (kicking off at Hill and Ord Streets, and concluding at Broadway and Cesar Chavez) on Saturday from 1-3pm.