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NO HOST Golden Dragon Parade & Chinese New Year Festival

113th Annual Golden Dragon Parade & Chinese New Year Festival

Saturday, January 28, 2012 to Sunday, January 29, 2012

The 113th Golden Dragon Parade will take place on Saturday from 1pm-4pm along Broadway and Hill Streets. Chinese New Year Festival (727 N. Hill Street) is on Saturday from 10am-5:30pm. Central Plaza Main Stage Entertainment [masked] N. Broadway): Saturday, January 28, 2012, 12-8pm Sunday, January 29, 2012, 12-5pm FREE to the public. More information to come! lagoldendragonparade.com/

Get ready for one of the largest Chinese New Year celebrations in the country as Los Angeles Chinatown kicks off the Year of the Dragon in a big way. The weekend of January 28 & 29, 2012 will be full of fun activities for all ages beginning with the 113th Annual Golden Dragon Parade on Saturday, Jan. 28th. Enjoy hundreds of spectacular floats, decked out cars, dancers and bands as they parade down the heart of Chinatown. The Lunar New Year Festival commences after the parade with cultural performances by some of the nation's best Chinese acts. Enjoy one or several cultural workshops and sample the many gourmet food trucks at the event. Wildly popular Cupcake Wars will be on hand with 1000 Chinese New Year themed cupcakes for attendees to enjoy. The Chinese New Year Festival is free and open to all ages. For more information call[masked]-0243.

We can all meet at the Old Chinatown Plaza around 12, grab a bite, then spread out to get a better vantage point. Any ideas or suggestions are welcome. Expect a huge turnout from spectators and photographers alike. Parking may be almost impossible so riding the Metro may be the best way to go. Parking at the Metro line stations is easy and free!

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  • Cindi

    Definitely a good time with lots of photo ops. I'd go a little later next year to avoid the straight up sun.

    January 30, 2012

  • Mara

    This was my first meetup, and I really enjoyed it!

    January 30, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thank you Eric for organizing and making sure we all got together. It was great meeting everyone. I had a fantastic time and learned something new as well.

    January 29, 2012

  • Eric

    To all who joined me, thank you very much. It was a pleasure seeing some familiar faces and new ones too. I hope you all had a good time and got some good shots.

    January 29, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    The weather was great,I was able to stay on the street during the parade.For those who attended I hope you were able to get some good shots! Ezekiel

    January 28, 2012

  • Eric

    I'm over at the plaza now. I'm the nikon guy with the black driving cap and backpack.

    January 28, 2012

  • Eric

    Hi Cindi,
    There is a map at this website with street closures. Check it out...http://lagoldendragonparade.com/Maps.html

    January 28, 2012

  • Cindi

    Does anyone know about parking around Chinatown. I heard the exits will close off the 110 but I don't know which ones.

    January 28, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks for the info Eric!

    January 26, 2012

  • Eric

    It is a part of the metro.system but not metrolink. The metrolink may be your best bet since union is only a few blocks away.

    January 26, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Eric, is the goldline a bus station or metrolink. I might take the metrolink into L A union station if i don't find anyone to carpool with.

    January 26, 2012

  • Eric

    Hi Molly, I live near Pasadena but I'm planning to take the Goldline into Chinatown. I hope you can find a ride.

    January 26, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I live in Riverside and would like to carpool with someone in the nearby city such as Corona, Rancho Cucamonga, or Pasadena. Please email me if you have room to carpool.

    January 26, 2012

  • Eric

    Cuz of you...I probably need to grab a bite too. ;)

    January 5, 2012

  • Eric

    Right! Nice catch! :)

    January 5, 2012

  • Eric changed the time from 11:30 PM to 11:30 AM

    January 5, 2012

  • Eric

    I changed the meeting time to allow everyone a chance to arrive on time and get acquainted before lunch. We can meet around the Sun Yat Sen statue. Since this is a no host event, this is optional.

    January 5, 2012

  • Eric changed the time from 12:00 PM to 11:30 PM

    January 5, 2012

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