It’s the Year of the Tiger, and you’ll see a lot of red envelopes around town today. The next two weeks will be a lot of fun with a number of great events to attend in San Francisco. Don’t know where to start? Well, the front of the Kinoko office in South Beach got the San Francisco celebrations started off right. Always nice to see the Lion Dance, it’s a San Francisco mainstay and means that fun celebrations are just around the corner.
Well, there are a number of events all over town, but February 19th will be the open-air market and nighttime parade, often the most popular event of the New Year. Here is a list of notable events from the Chinese Festival New Year and Parade organization:
Under the auspices of the SF Chinese Chamber of Commerce, Choy Suns will grace Chinatown and pass out thousands of “Lai Sees” to eagerly waiting children.Tues. 11am – 2pmChinatown, San Francisco, CA, USA
The beautiful, talented and bright young women from throughout the United States are still coming to San Francisco during Chinese New Year to compete for scholarships and prizes in the annual Miss Chinatown USA Pageant. Each year’s winners become goodwill ambassadors for the Chinese community throughout the new lunar year.
4pm Cocktails & 5pm Pageant; 6:30pm Dinner & Coronation Ball @ Hyatt Regency, San Francisco – 5 Embarcedero Center, San Francisco, CA
The SF Chinese Chamber of Commerce has activities and entertainment for all ages. Enjoy Chinese folk dancing, opera, drumming and much more at the entertainment stage in the heart of San Francisco Chinatown.Sat. 10am-4:30p Sun. 9am – 5pm, Chinatown, San Francisco, CA
Named one of the top ten Parades in the world by International Festivals & Events Association, the Alaska Airlines Chinese New Year Parade in San Francisco is one of the few remaining night illuminated Parades in North America and the biggest parade celebrating the Lunar New Year outside of Asia. Sat. 5:15pm – 8pm, Chinatown, San Francisco, CA, USA
The Chinatown YMCA, in San Francisco’s historic Chinatown, is holding its 44rd annual “Chinese New Year Run” in 2022. Sun. 8am Registration: 7am Chinatown, San Francisco, CA
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