2014 CHINESE NEW YEAR'S PARADE
Named one of the top ten parades in the world, the annual Chinese New Year's Parade is one of the few remaining Night illuminated parades in the world.
Nowhere will you see a lunar new year parade with more gorgeous floats, elaborate costumes, ferocious lions, exploding firecrackers, and of course the newly crowned Miss Chinatown U.S.A. and her court. A crowd favorite is the spectacular 250 foot Golden Dragon ("Gum Lung"). It takes a team of over 100 men and women from the martial arts group, White Crane, to carry this dragon throughout the streets of San Francisco.
Date: Saturday, February 15, 2014
Time: We will start meeting at 4:00 pm although you can come earlier or later. The official starting time is 5:15 pm, however, they are usually late. There is always a really big crowd for this parade which is why I have suggested arriving early to get a spot.
Location: The North East corner of Geary and Powell streets in Union Square.
Cost: This is a free event.
If you are planning to join us, please enter a Yes RSVP so we know who is coming. If your plans change be sure to update your RSVP.
PLEASE NOTE: This parade is an extremely popular event and draws a very large crowd. As a result, if you want to join us, you need to be sure to arrive at the meeting point before 4:00 pm. After that time, you may not be able to find us. People tend to move around to find a location from which to shoot. If you are not able to find our group, don't get upset - just take a lot of great photos and share them with us.
Viewing Stand: There are seats that can be purchased in the viewing stand but there is a fee involved to do that. However, you will get some great shots.
RSVP: If you are planning to attend this event, enter a Yes RSVP because we will be sending out email updates only to those who have entered an RSVP.
Here is a link to photos taken of the parade in 2012:
Here is a link to the website for the parade:
Should be a lot of fun. See you there.