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Chinatown Brings in the Year of the Tiger

By Ed Fuentes
Published: Friday, February 19, 2010, at 12:33PM
Dragon on Broadway Ed Fuentes

The 2009 Golden Dragon Parade's signature dragon travels the streets of Chinatown.

Saturday’s 2010 Golden Dragon Parade, accompanied with a festival on Saturday and Sunday, is a striking reminder that there is history in Los Angeles. The parade has been a part of Downtown for 110 years.

110,000 spectators are expected to line up on Hill, Bernard, and Broadway tomorrow to watch the two dozen floats, marching bands, and a host of civic and entertainment dignitaries.

It’s the dragons, dancing and the chasing of a symbolic sun that’s the real attraction.

For those coming in by rail (wisely avoiding trying to find a parking spot) the Gold Line's Chinatown Station is the obvious choice. However, another option is Metro's Civic Center Station. If you take the north exit, you'll emerge at Hill and Temple, just a few blocks south of the parade's staging area.

111th Annual Golden Dragon Parade (1pm) / Saturday, February 20, 2010

Chinese Lunar New Year Festival / Saturday, February 20, and Sunday, February 21, 2010 (10am-5pm) / Five Star Parking Lot / Broadway and Cesar Chavez

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