114th Annual Golden Dragon Parade & Chinese New Year Festival

Who wants to witness and shoot the granddaddy of all Chinese New Year festivals? Come on down to LA Chinatown for one of the grandest and most colorful parades! We will meet at a designated location a couple of hours before the parade, grab some lunch, then stake out a spot along the parade route. Once the parade passes us by, we can stay for other events that will be held to celebrate the incoming year of the Snake!

The parade commences at Hill and Ord Streets and concludes at Broadway and Cesar Chavez). It starts at 1 pm and ends at 3 pm. There will be a lot of other smaller attractions, booths, demos and food stands scattered around the area.

Be ready for large, no, huge crowds. I strongly recommend taking the Metro Gold Line as parking is very difficult and expensive on this occasion. The parade will be held midday so you may want to bring a hat, dress for comfort and wear sun protection. Since this is at least a 2 hour parade, pack light for your own safety and comfort. A zoom lens may be the best solution to capture the events as they quickly unfold.

We can grab a drink and a snack once the festivities and crowds dissipate if anyone is interested. Final meeting location and contact info will be sent to the final list of attendees a few days before the actual event.

Need more info? check this link: http://www.chinatownla.com/calendar.php?eventcategoryId=4&date=2013-02-16&eventId=417

Here's a link to our meetup event there last year; http://www.meetup.com/The-Glendale-Photography-Group/events/45303652/.

Want to know where to stake out a spot along the route or just where can you park your car?

http://lagoldendragonparade.com/main_img/2013_Golden_Dragon_Parade_route.pdf

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  • Aaron G. K. C.

    Fun event as always, great seeing a few of you as I was waiting to meet with friends from work to have lunch and then watch the parade.

    March 4, 2013

  • Christina (.

    M goodness! You all take some absolutely gorgeous pictures! Wow amazing talent here! Thank you so much fir sharing!! And that's all I've got to say about that ;)

    4 · February 18, 2013

  • Noel R

    I just finished uploading some more pics. Thank you Eric for another fun shoot. Gr8 seeing everyone again. The rest of the images are on my Flickr set.

    http://flic.kr/s/aHsjE2Utp1

    February 17, 2013

  • Keith M

    Good times

    February 17, 2013

  • Suzanne

    Had lots of fun, with a fun group as always!

    February 16, 2013

  • Brewster

    I had a great time though I was separated to the group. Got hundred shots and willing to share it to everybody. Thanks Eric for hosting this event.

    February 16, 2013

    • Eric

      You're welcome, Brewster. Glad you had a great time.

      February 16, 2013

  • Rene

    I had a great time! It was nice meeting all of you. Thanks, Eric for a fun event.

    February 16, 2013

    • Eric

      You're welcome, Rene!

      February 16, 2013

  • Alenoush

    Had a great time. Great to have met everyone. Looking forward to the next one!

    1 · February 16, 2013

    • Alenoush

      Eric thanks for hosting it!

      1 · February 16, 2013

    • Eric

      You're welcome, Ali!

      February 16, 2013

  • Christina (.

    Eric
    a.k.a. i.m.eric.t ~
    Yeah buddy! Thank you for the fabulous laughs.
    You are going to be missed

    1 · February 16, 2013

    • Eric

      You're most welcome, Gypsy!

      February 16, 2013

  • Eric

    We're at Hop Li in case you're looking for us.

    February 16, 2013

    • Noel R

      Finishing up a late lunch at Full House w/wifey. Tnx for another fun meetup Eric. Enjoy Hop Li!

      February 16, 2013

    • Rene

      Hope you guys had a great time...i had to get home. Looking forward to the next event.

      February 16, 2013

  • Roy

    Great to be with friends!

    1 · February 16, 2013

  • henry n.

    very interesting ,fun to do.

    February 16, 2013

  • Eric

    If you got my email, you know we will be meeting in front of the Old Chinatown Plaza at 11:30am. See you there.

    February 16, 2013

    • Noel R

      We'll be a little late. ETA 11:45

      February 16, 2013

    • Eric

      Were in the alley near the food trucks.

      February 16, 2013

  • henry n.

    Tomorrow are we meeting at 930 N.Boardway or some place else ..?

    February 15, 2013

  • Shelly

    Had to go into work for a short time this morning...yay tax time. Still heading down but I may miss the group.

    February 16, 2013

  • Rene

    I'm here...where is everyone?

    February 16, 2013

  • Noel R

    Just for off the train..

    February 16, 2013

  • Rene

    I am almost there.. Daughter not coming, though.

    February 16, 2013

  • Holly

    I overslept my alarm and just woke up (exhausting work week) so I'm going to miss you guys altogether-sorry for the late notice!

    February 16, 2013

  • Noel R

    Opposs... We just left... On our way!

    February 16, 2013

  • Noel R

    We're running late, still at the Pasadena Station waiting for the train

    February 16, 2013

  • Amudh S.

    Got sick in the morning!!!

    February 16, 2013

  • Christina (.

    I missed meeting time somewhere sorry, I got the email tho. What time? Thanks!

    February 15, 2013

  • Christina (.

    I can't wait!!!

    February 11, 2013

    • Eric

      Just a few more days, Gypsy. ;)

      1 · February 12, 2013

  • Aaron G. K. C.

    A fun parade including people watching followed by a late lunch or early dinner; Metro Gold Line is the way to go

    January 7, 2013

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