The Nevada City Chinese Lunar New Year Festival and Parade welcomes the Year of the Boar, on Sunday, February 10, 2019. Chinese New Year Festivals are rare in rural communities, and we are proud to present this eighth annual family-friendly celebration, honoring the early Chinese Gold Rush pioneers and railroad workers of the Sierra. 2019 also celebrates the 150th anniversary of the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad, which revolutionized travel from one end of the United States to the other. Thousands upon thousands of Chinese immigrants helped build the massive railroad in the 1860s. As we honor these early immigrants, we hold dear the contributions of all immigrants to this great country of ours.
The community parade begins at 12:00 noon from the Chinese Monument, located at the entrance to the parking lot on Commercial Street, the site of the old Chinese Quarter. Chinese ceremonial Lion Dancers and a 72’ Chinese Dragon from Eastern Ways Martial Arts of Sacramento will prance down Commercial Street, with Grass Valley Taiko Drummers, school children, and other community entries. The mini-parade will end at the Three Forks Bakery and Brewery parking lot, where the Lion Dancers and Dragon dancers will spearhead an afternoon of Asian culture and entertainment. Food would be available for sale by Kaliko’s Hawaiian Kitchen and homemade desserts by Xiao Mao (Little CATS Culture Club). Exhibitors and other vendors will populate the parking lot. We are seeking parade entries, entertainers, sponsors, and volunteers. Contact Jeannie Wood at email@example.com.
Enjoy performances from Body Balance Academy Kung Fu and Tai Chi traditions.