The 115th Golden Dragon Parade, cultural activities and loads of live concerts characterize the first day of the 2014 Chinese New Year Festival. The fun continues on Sunday, February 2, 2014, the final day of the Chinese New Year Festival, with another round of events and live music from noon to 5 p.m. Celebrate with friends and family. It's free!
Once again, Kevin Bronson from L.A. Buzz Bands curates The Live Entertainment Stage by the Central Plaza. Pretty Little Demons stirs things up at noon. Dreamland surfs in at 1 p.m. Distant Cousins relate at 2. Air Life circulates at 3 p.m, and Act As If closes it down at 4 p.m.
The line-up for the Main Central Plaza Performance Stage at 943-951 North Broadway will be announced soon.
Cultural artisans take over the West Plaza at 943 N. Hill Street. Check out the brush painting by Nori Shirasu, calligraphy by Guojian Cui, candy sculpture by Shinobu Ichiyanagi, clay portrait sculpture by Keluo Xu, and face-painting by Tai-Ling Wong. Listen to Barbara Wong tell stories, or participate in The USC Asia Pacific Museum family workshop.
Hungry for more? Downtown Flea is curating a selection of vendors and gourmet food trucks.
Rustle up your crew, and ring in the Year of the Horse!
Chinese New Year Festival - free
Day 2 - February 2, 2014 from noon to 5 p.m.
Various locations in Chinatown